Books

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.

 

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 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: 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 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 Enforcing Competition Rules in South Africa : Thieves at the Dinner Table

Publisher(s): Edward Elgar, CRDI
ISBN: 9781781953747
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

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