As part of an experimental project, Indian farmers spray mango trees with a hexanal-based solution, a natural compound that helps to preserve fruit.
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What we do

IDRC supports research in developing countries to create real and lasting change. This knowledge can be used as a tool for addressing pressing global challenges. We share it with others by:

  • providing developing-country researchers with financial resources, advice, and training to find solutions to local problems;
  • sharing our knowledge with policymakers, researchers, and communities around the world;
  • fostering new talent by offering fellowships and awards; and
  • putting new knowledge into the hands of those who can use it best to address global challenges.

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

Projects

Explore more than 1,000 research projects we’ve supported over the past decade.
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The goal of this action research project is to reduce teen pregnancy in Benin by developing and promoting an innovative, evidence-based intervention combining sexual and reproductive health, self-esteem, and empowerment that targets adolescents.

Benin

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This project aims to analyse the gender dividend in West Africa.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

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Over the last two decades, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has become one of the major international bodies searching for scientific and political agreements between developing and developed countries.

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Uruguay

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Over the past few years, large-scale acquisitions (purchases, leases, or other arrangements) of farmland in developing countries by individuals, corporations, and foreign governments have presented both economic opportunities and threats to traditional livelihoods.

Mali, Nigeria

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The general objective of this action research project is to help increase women's access to and control over land and their involvement in decision-making for responsible, sustainable land governance, in the context of large-scale land acquisition in Senegal.

Senegal

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Budgets are the implementing tools that transform government promises and commitments into programs and services.

Senegal, Uganda

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has become the major international body searching for ways of building international climate agreements between developing and developed countries.

North Of Sahara, South Of Sahara, West Indies, North And Central America, South America

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Like many West African countries, Sierra Leone has identified large-scale land investments as a key pathway for economic growth.

Sierra Leone

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Large land areas in Cameroon are under agribusiness and logging concessions.

Cameroon

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This project aims to develop and implement an electronic surveillance system for collecting and reporting standardized perinatal and neonatal (PNN) mortality data in four main hospitals in Jordan.

Jordan

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