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 Private Sector and Enterprise Development: Fostering Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

This important and well-researched book examines the challenges to private sector growth in 12 Middle East and North African countries, assessing comparative performance against a number of indicat

Publisher(s): Edward Elgar, IDRC
ISBN: 9781849802956
Book cover Los programas de transferencias condicionadas

This book examines how conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs can ease and promote the access to financial services among the most vulnerable populations of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Publisher(s): Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, IDRC
ISBN: 9789972513176
Book cover Universities in Transition: The Changing Role and Challenges for Academic Institutions

Globalization, the information age, and the rise of the knowledge-based economy are significantly transforming the way we acquire, disseminate, and transform knowledge.

Editor(s): Bo Göransson and Claes Brundenius
Publisher(s): Springer, IDRC
ISBN: 9781441975089
Book cover in_focus - Women and Land: Securing Rights for Better Lives

Land is an important source of security against poverty across the developing world, but, in many places, unequal rights to land put women at a disadvantage, perpetuates poverty, and entrenches gen

Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: 9781552505229
Book cover Global Innovation in Emerging Economies

In recent decades, there have been significant changes in the way corporate innovation is performed.

Publisher(s): Routledge, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415879668
Book cover Seeds and Synergies: Innovating Rural Development in China

The many connections that “seeds” have or can lead to for improving rural livelihoods and quality of life are fascinating and worth in-depth examination.

Editor(s): Song Yiching and Ronnie Vernooy
Publisher(s): Practical Action Publishing, IDRC
ISBN: 9781853397059
Book cover Protección social en salud en América latina y el Caribe: Investigación y políticas

In recent decades the main social policy trends dominating the regional scene have been towards focalization, subsidies on demand, decentralization and privatization.

Editor(s): Amparo Hernández Bello and Carmen Rico de Sotelo
Publisher(s): Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, IDRC
ISBN: 9789587164213
Book cover Collaborative Learning in Practice: Examples from Natural Resource Management in Asia

Drawing on research and practical experiences from China, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, this book presents and analyzes novel approaches to collaborative learning and communities of practice.

Editor(s): Ronnie Vernooy
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press India, IDRC
ISBN: 9788175967120
Book cover Distance Education Technologies in Asia

For observers elsewhere in the world, the most striking feature of distance education (DE) in Asia is the mega-universities and mega-schools that have added many millions to the global tally of dis

Editor(s): Jon Baggaley and Tian Belawati
Publisher(s): Sage, IDRC
ISBN: 9788132105619
Book cover Policy and Practice in Asian Distance Education

This book has been designed for the orientation and training of specialists in open and distance learning methods in Asia.

Editor(s): Tian Belawati and Jon Baggaley
Publisher(s): SAGE, IDRC
ISBN: 9788132105626