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IDRC is committed to improving lives and livelihoods by supporting research that addresses critical international development issues. One of the important ways that IDRC and our grantees help to bring about positive change is through our book publishing program, where we share our research results and findings with other researchers, policymakers, and communities globally.

Explore our book collection from the last 25 years below, all free for digital download. Hundreds more IDRC books, published from the 1970s to the 1990s, are available through the  IDRC Digital Library.

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Book Cover: Women's Economic Empowerment

This book examines women’s economic empowerment in a range of developing country contexts, investigating the societal structures and norms which keep women from achieving economic equality.

Editor(s)
Kate Grantham, Gillian Dowie and Arjan de Haan
Publisher(s)
Routledge, IDRC
e-ISBN
9781552506172

Putting an end to the practice of child marriage became an international commitment under Sustainable Development Goal 5 that focuses on empowering girls and women worldwide. Dreaming of a Bett

Editor(s)
Gina Crivello and Gillian Mann
Publisher(s)
Young Lives, IDRC
e-ISBN
9781552506134

Contextualizing Openness offers a fascinating look at Open Science and the democratization of knowledge in international development and social transformation with a focus on the Global So

Editor(s)
Leslie Chan, Angela Okune, Rebecca Hillyer, Denisse Albornoz, and Alejandro Posada
Publisher(s)
University of Ottawa Press, IDRC
e-ISBN
9781552506110

Reducing Urban Violence in the Global South seeks to identify the drivers of urban violence in the cities of the Global South and how they relate to and interact with poverty and inequalit

Editor(s)
Jennifer Erin Salahub, Markus Gottsbacher, John de Boer, and Mayssam D. Zaaroura
Publisher(s)
Routledge, IDRC
e-ISBN
9781552505984

As the open data movement enters a new phase in its evolution, shifting to target real-world problems and embed open data thinking into other existing or emerging communities of practice, big questions still remain.

Editor(s)
Tim Davies, Stephen B. Walker, Mor Rubinstein, and Fernando Perini
Publisher(s)
African Minds, IDRC
e-ISBN
9781552506127

In this book, contributors from a range of disciplines and locations investigate the impact of increased digital connectivity on the people and places at the world’s economic margins.

Editor(s)
Mark Graham
Publisher(s)
MIT Press, IDRC
e-ISBN
9781552506004