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 Research Mobilization: A Practical Guide for Research and Community-Based Organizations

Development research groups are finding it harder to depend solely on international funding for support.

Publisher(s): Venture for Fund Raising
ISBN: 9789719233527
Book cover Innovation Strategies for a Global Economy: Development, Implementation, Measurement, and Management

This volume is the definitive primer on the measurement of innovation and the implementation of strategies for innovation. 
— Lynda D. Carlson, PhD

Publisher(s): Edward Elgar Publishing, IDRC
ISBN: 9781849800365
Book cover Democracy in the Arab World: Explaining the Deficit

Editor(s): Ibrahim Elbadawi and Samir Makdisi
Publisher(s): Routledge, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415779999
Book cover Innovation and the Development Agenda

Innovation drives long-term economic growth. It has a crucial role to play as global economies recover from the current financial crisis.

Editor(s): Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Watu Wamae
Publisher(s): OECD, IDRC
ISBN: 9789264088917

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.

Publisher(s): Anthem Press, IDRC
ISBN: 9780857289636
Book cover Economic Liberalization and Political Violence: Utopia or Dystopia?

Essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand conflict and development in the 21st century.
James Putzel, Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics

Editor(s): Francisco Gutiérrez and Gerd Schönwälder
Publisher(s): Pluto Press, IDRC
ISBN: 9780745330631
Book cover Child Welfare in Developing Countries

What factors affect child welfare? How can policy improve child welfare? In developing countries, there has been relatively little empirical work on the analysis and measurement of child poverty.

Editor(s): John Cockburn and Jane Kabubo-Mariara
Publisher(s): Springer, PEP, IDRC
ISBN: 9781441963376
Book cover Zimbabwe's Exodus: Crisis, Migration, Survival

A rounded and compelling picture of the great exodus and, behind the turmoil of exile and return, we can glimpse the extraordinary people behind the statistics.

Editor(s): Jonathan Crush and Daniel Tevera
Publisher(s): Southern African Migration Programme, IDRC
ISBN: 9781920409227
Book cover Taxation and Gender Equity: A Comparative Analysis of Direct and Indirect Taxes in Developing and Developed Countries

Editor(s): Caren Grown and Imraan Valodia
Publisher(s): Routledge, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415568227
Book cover Libéralisation commerciale et pauvreté en Afrique

While the chief argument for trade liberalization is that it leads to improved living standards and well-being, its advocates also acknowledge that there are winners and losers.

Editor(s): John Cockburn, Bernard Decaluwé, and Ismaël Fofana
Publisher(s): Les Presses de l'Université Laval, IDRC
ISBN: 9782763788531