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 Natural Resource Management: The Impact of Gender and Social Issues

This book reveals how innovation in natural resource management can contribute to rural poverty reduction.

Editor(s): Fiona Flintan and Shibru Tedla
Publisher(s): Fountain Publisher, OSSREA, IDRC
ISBN: 9789970250004
Book cover African Urban Harvest: Agriculture in the Cities of Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda

Over the past two decades, how has urban agriculture changed in sub-Saharan Africa? Is city farming now better integrated into environmental management and city governance?

Editor(s): Gordon Prain, Nancy Karanja, and Diana Lee-Smith
Publisher(s): Springer, CIP, IDRC
ISBN: 9781441969620
Book cover Wastewater Irrigation and Health: Assessing and Mitigating Risk in Low-income Countries

This book represents the best modern innovative thinking on the topic and symbolizes an important turning point in the history of wastewater use in irrigation as a major contributor to water and nu

Editor(s): Pay Drechsel, Christopher A. Scott, Liqa Raschid-Sally, Mark Redwood, and Akiça Bahri
Publisher(s): Earthscan, IWMI, IDRC
ISBN: 9781844077953
Book cover Redesigning the World Trade Organization for the Twenty-First Century

Rather than simply analyzing the current functioning of the WTO, its problems and challenges, this volume is also a call to action.

Editor(s): Debora P. Steger
Publisher(s): Wilfrid Laurier University Press, CIGI, IDRC
ISBN: 9781554581566
Book cover Market Dynamics and Productivity in Developing Countries: Economic Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa

Editor(s): Khalid Sekkat
Publisher(s): Springer, IDRC
ISBN: 9781441912084
Book cover Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture

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.

Editor(s): Sena S. De Silva and F. Brian Davy
Publisher(s): Springer, NACA, IDRC
ISBN: 9789048130856
Book cover Democracy, Citizenship, and Youth: Towards Social and Political Participation in Brazil

What is the place of young people in today’s complex and rapidly changing world?

Editor(s): Itamar Silva and Anna Luiza Salles Souto
Publisher(s): I.B. Tauris, IDRC
ISBN: 9781848850484
Book cover Research and International Trade Policy Negotiations: Knowledge and Power in Latin America

Through the 1980s and 1990s, most countries of Latin America embarked upon a process of trade liberalization and economic internationalization.

Editor(s): Mercedes Botto
Publisher(s): Routledge, IDRC
ISBN: 9780415801911
Book cover Beyond Propietorship: Murphree’s Laws on Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

Dr Marshall Murphree is a prominent scholar in the fields of common property theory, rural development, and natural resource management.

Editor(s): B.B. Mukamuri, J.M. Manjengwa, and S. Anstey
Publisher(s): Weaver Press, IDRC
ISBN: 9781779220721
Book cover Land Tenure, Gender, and Globalization: Research and Analysis from Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Drawing from field research in Cameroon, Ghana, Viet Nam, and the Amazon forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, this book explores the relationship between gender and land, revealing the workings of

Editor(s): Dzodzi Tsikata and Pamela Golah
Publisher(s): Zubaan, IDRC
ISBN: 9788189884727