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: Ejercicio de los derechos y participación de las mujeres en los espacios locales: Promesas y realidades de la descentralización en América Latina

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 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
Book cover Separated and Divorced Women in India

Based on a survey of more than 400 women, this book exposes the miserable financial conditions endured by India’s separated and divorced women.

Publisher(s): SAGE, IDRC
ISBN: 9788132109525
Book cover Enforcing Competition Rules in South Africa : Thieves at the Dinner Table

Publisher(s): Edward Elgar, CRDI
ISBN: 9781781953747
book cover The role of the state

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

Editor(s): Mario Scerri and Helena M. M. Lastres
Publisher(s): Routledge, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415842549
Book cover Wealth through Integration

Editor(s): Elias T. Ayuk and Samuel T. Kaboré
Publisher(s): Springer, IDRC
ISBN: 9781461444145
Book cover Quality Assurance in Distance Education and eLearning: Challenges and Solutions from Asia

Editor(s): Insung Jung, Tat Meng Wong, and Tian Belawati
Publisher(s): SAGE, IDRC
ISBN: 9788132110064
Book cover India Emerging : The Reality Checks

Publisher(s): Academic Foundation, IDRC
ISBN: 9788171889525
Book cover Strengthening Resilience in Post-Disaster Situations: Stories, Experience, and Lessons from South Asia

To mitigate, develop, and improve the lives of those vulnerable to intense natural disasters, climate change, and food insecurity, many agencies are funding and implementing diverse activities from

Editor(s): Julian Gonsalves and Priyanka Mohan
Publisher(s): Academic Foundation, IDRC
ISBN: 9788171889044