Books

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 Transnational Corporations and Local Innovation

As the fourth 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): José Cassiolato, Graziela Zucoloto, Dinesh Abrol, and Liu Xielin
Publisher(s): Routledge, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415710381
Book cover The “Dynamic South,” Economic Development and Inclusive Growth

High wage inequality continues to be a major policy concern in Brazil, India, China, and South Africa, despite impressive growth in their economies.

Editor(s): Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa and Maria Cristina Cacciomali
Publisher(s): CEBRAP
ISBN: 978-85-62676-18-5
Book cover The Promise of Small and Medium Enterprises

This is the third volume in a series of five books which bring together the results of intensive research on the national systems of innovation in the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China

Editor(s): Ana Arroio and Mario Scerri
Publisher(s): Routledge, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415710367
Book cover Femmes et enseignement supérieur en Afrique

Africa's education systems are marked by profound inequalities related to location, district (rural vs. urban zones), ethnicity, and social class.

Publisher(s): L'Harmattan
ISBN: 978 2 336 00229 3

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Publisher(s): VertigO
ISBN: 978-2-924372-00-5
Book cover Inequality and Development Challenges

This is the second 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, C

Editor(s): Maria Clara Couto Soares, Mario Scerri, and Rasigan Maharajh
Publisher(s): Routledge, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415710329
Book cover Q²: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in Poverty Analysis

In Q-Squared: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in Poverty Analysis, author Paul Shaffer examines the underlying assumptions and implications of how we conceptualize and in

Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-967691-0

Much of the enthusiasm for decentralization and for enhancing the powers and responsibilities of local units of government is based on the idea that they are closer to the people that the state is

Editor(s): Gloria Bonder
Publisher(s): FLACSO Argentina, IDRC
ISBN: 9789509379237
Book cover Canada Among Nations 2013, Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

The discourse on Africa is shifting. In the past, famine, disease, and conflict made headlines. In recent years, the narrative around Africa has been more optimistic.

Editor(s): Rohinton Medhora and Yiagadeesen Samy
Publisher(s): Centre for International Governance Innovation
ISBN: 9780986707742
Book cover Building New Competition Law Regimes

This book focuses on the development of competition law institutions.

Editor(s): David Lewis
Publisher(s): Edward Elgar, IDRC
ISBN: 9781781953730

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