Partners and initiatives
There are no borders when it comes to issues like climate change, infectious disease, poverty, and instability. In today’s world, the challenges facing developing countries affect us all. Meeting these challenges calls for a global response that mobilizes research partners everywhere. When we pool our efforts, we generate powerful ideas, multiply resources, increase impact, and strengthen local capacity.
For more than 40 years, IDRC has actively developed and nurtured the funding partnerships that give developing-country researchers, organizations, and policymakers the tools and resources they need to build knowledge and innovate. Every year, we manage more than 800 research projects with 600 institutions, and grant about 200 individual awards.
Through this collaboration, researchers are controlling re-emerging infectious diseases, such as SARS and dengue, and testing an effective Ebola vaccine. They are also helping local communities adapt to climate change and continue to thrive.
And we can do more. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals call for revitalizing global partnerships – a key element in IDRC’s Strategic Plan 2015–2020.
Today, we are broadening our growing partnership base and brokering new relationships with the private sector, philanthropic organizations, and public funding institutions such as granting councils and aid agencies in the developing world. Our goal is to be a partner of choice, working with organizations from all sectors, to improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries.
Search our initiatives to see the many ways we partner to increase our impact.