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Vanessa, a worker from SOCOMEP, performs on-site monitoring and reporting on loading and unloading operations to cargo vessels.

Ryan Brown / UN Women

IDRC at New York summit for shared prosperity for all
IDRC is collaborating with the World Economic Forum to inspire action and make inclusive growth...
A man standing in a blown up building

Sam Kadi

Little Gandhi —The Lost Truth of the Syrian Uprising screening in New York
Canada’s Mission to the United Nations to screen excerpts from Little Gandhi, an IDRC-supported...
IDRC at the African Green Revolution Forum 2017
Why agricultural innovations are key to more inclusive economies and greater prosperity for Africa.

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On January 25, Université Laval launched a new Chair on Education Leadership in Development Economics. This Chair will create new opportunities for distance learning, formal training, and graduate diplomas for researchers in the developing world. It will leverage Laval’s strong tradition in...

​IDRC’s Board of Governors recently approved a 5-year implementation plan for a new program that will help leverage science and advanced technologies to drive innovation and sustainable growth in developing countries.

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Affairs Canada have announced an initiative to improve nutrition and food security for Vietnamese children.

IDRC’s 2014-2015 annual report is now available online.

Jean Lebel, President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), today announced a $4 million investment to help cities in the developing world be better prepared for climate change impacts and the risks these impacts pose to people, economies, and infrastructure.

Jean Lebel, President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), today announced that IDRC is joining the Government of Canada’s official delegation to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

​IDRC congratulates Marie-Claude Bibeau on her appointment as Minister of International Development. Elected as the Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead (Quebec) in the October 19 election, Mme Bibeau is also the Minister for La Francophonie. 

Open development is the free, networked sharing of digital resources for use in broader processes of social transformation.

Open government is on the cutting edge of public policy innovation, with its commitment to use data and policy tools to improve how citizens interact with their elected representatives.  On October 28-29, 2015, more than 1,500 people from around the world, including representatives from...

Women’s participation in society, the economy, and politics in the Arab World was the focus of a conference hosted in collaboration with IDRC in Cairo, Egypt, October 24-25, 2015.