We are 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 publications, where we share research findings with other researchers, policymakers, and communities globally.

Explore our collection from the last 25 years below. Hundreds of other books, published between the 1970s and the 1990s, are available through the IDRC Digital Library.


Book cover ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been proven to promote economic growth, but do we know that ICTs reduce poverty?

Editor(s): Edith Ofwona Adera, Timothy M. Waema, Julian May, Ophelia Mascarenhas, and Kathleen Diga
Publisher(s): Practical Action Publishing, IDRC
ISBN: 9781853398162
Book cover Migration, Gender and Social Justice

This book brings together findings from a variety of IDRC-supported projects on gender in migration.

Editor(s): Thanh-Dam Truong, Des Gasper, Jeff Handmaker, and Sylvia I. Bergh
Publisher(s): Springer
ISBN: 978-3-642-28011-5
Book cover India Labour and Employment Report 2014

India’s rapid economic growth has reduced extreme poverty in the country. Between 1983 and 2012, average real wages grew more than 3% annually.

Author(s): Alakh N. Sharma, Institute for Human Development
Editor(s): Indian Journal of Labour Economics
Publisher(s): Academic Foundation, New Delhi and The Institute for Human Development, Delhi
ISBN: 9789332701205
Book cover Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development

The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development.

Editor(s): Matthew L. Smith and Katherine M. A. Reilly
Publisher(s): The MIT Press, IDRC
ISBN: 9780262525411
Book cover Connecting ICTs to Development

Over the past two decades, projects supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have critically examined how information and communications technologies (ICTs) can be used to

Editor(s): Laurent Elder, Heloise Emdon, Richard Fuchs, and Ben Petrazzini
Publisher(s): Anthem Press, IDRC
ISBN: 9780857281241
Book cover in_focus: Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technology

Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to emergencies.

Author(s): Laurent Elder, Rohan Samarajiva, Alison Gillwald, and Hernán Galperin
Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: 9781552505717
Book cover Enabling Openness

In recent years, the Internet and other network technologies have emerged as a central issue for development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Author(s): Bruce Girard and Fernando Perini
Publisher(s): Fundación Comunica, IDRC
ISBN: 9781552505786
Book cover Women. Livestock Ownership and Markets

Providing empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, and from different production systems, this book illustrates that livestock is an important asset to women and their participation

Editor(s): Jemimah Njuki and Pascal C. Sanginga
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415639286
Book cover Financing Innovation

As the fifth volume in a series of five books bringing together the results of intensive research on the national systems of innovation (NSI) in the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China,

Editor(s): Michael Kahn, Luiz Martins de Melo, and Marcelo G. Pessoa de Matos
Publisher(s): Routledge, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415710398
Book cover National Transfer Accounts Manual

The United Nations has recently issued the National Transfer Accounts manual: Measuring and analysing the generational economy, in cooperation with National Transfer Accounts (NTA) members

Author(s): United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Editor(s): United Nations
Publisher(s): United Nations
ISBN: 978-92-1-151503-09