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 Lore: Capturing Traditional Environmental Knowledge

Lore offers the reader a wealth of experience to draw upon and gives solid advice for investigative advances.
— Judith D. Mitchell, University of Victoria

Editor(s): Martha Johnson
Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover Technology, Gender, and Power in Africa

This book demonstrates that the study of gender relations and the power of women is central to an evaluation of development efforts in Africa.

Author(s): Patricia Stamp
Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: Out of print