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.
Oroub El-Abed’s excellent work casts a new and extremely useful light on the situation of a rarely studied segment of the Palestinian diaspora.
This short and accessible book is essential reading for anyone interested in … the importance of synergy between researchers and decision-makers in Africa and how this can contribute to development
Even those who consider themselves experts on IP will benefit immensely from this book and the broader ACA2K project’s work.
— Sisule Musungu, President of IQsensato, Geneva
A major contribution to an understudied, poorly understood, but critical aspect of development.
This book describes and analyzes the 3-year-long “L-20” project, whose objective was to develop a method of breaking the political deadlocks that too often prevent progress on critical global issue
The stories presented in Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture reflect the unique nature of Asian aquaculture, providing first-time insight into how and why it has become so successful.
During the days in the field, we got to know the farmers… They are unpretending, loyal, and warm-hearted. This experience is a rich treasure in my life.
– Zhang Ziqin, course participant
Africa’s diamond wars took four million lives. They destroyed the lives of millions more and they crippled the economies of Angola, the Congo, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
The past two decades have witnessed a significant change in the environment for research and development (R&D) around the world.
Access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation is essential for human survival and for maintenance of a decent quality of life.