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 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

Describing and analyzing competition law in South Africa, this book promotes a deeper understanding of the development of this foundational economic law within its specific national, social and eco

Publisher(s): Edward Elgar, IDRC
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

Could regional integration be a first step toward joining the global market?

Editor(s): Elias T. Ayuk and Samuel T. Kaboré
Publisher(s): Springer, IDRC
ISBN: 9781461444145
Book cover New Entrepreneurs and High Performance Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa

Fostering high growth enterprises is key to employment creation, productivity, and economic growth.

Publisher(s): OECD, IDRC
ISBN: 9789264100251
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
Book cover Gender and Natural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions

There has been no book published in the last decade that takes a synoptic look at gender–environment issues while bridging theoretical, policy and practice concerns.

Editor(s): Bernadette P. Resurreccion and Rebecca Elmhirst
Publisher(s): Earthscan, IDRC
ISBN: 9781844075805
Book cover Sustainable Cities: Local Solutions in the Global South

As the combined problems of urbanization, environmental degradation, and poverty become increasingly urgent, understanding the links between sustainability and poverty reduction is imperative.

Editor(s): Mélanie Robertson
Publisher(s): Practical Action Publishing, IDRC
ISBN: 9781853397233
Book cover Biotechnology and Innovation Systems: The Role of Public Policy

This book explores how policies targeting public research institutions, such as universities, contribute to the appropriation of biotechnology through national innovation systems.

Editor(s): Bo Göransson and Carl Magnus Pålsson
Publisher(s): Edward Elgar, IDRC
ISBN: 9781781001387
Book cover Conservation and Sustainable Development: Linking Practice and Policy in Eastern Africa

The links between policy and practice in natural resource management are often depicted as a cyclical and rational process.

Editor(s): Jonathan Davies
Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: 9780415501828