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IDRC’s experts reflect on the current issues and approaches challenging the international development sector, and the role of research in finding solutions.

Our collaborations with researchers, policymakers, and international development practitioners help to foster leading thinkers with well-informed views. Their diverse insights and opinions represent our commitment to advancing knowledge and using rigorous research to find sustainable solutions to international development challenges.  

Take a look to enjoy fresh perspectives, creative ideas, and astute observations that will encourage you to contemplate the sector’s big issues. 

IDRC’s COVID-19 rapid-response initiatives are helping to document the pandemic’s effects on food systems and food security.
Published date: September 21, 2021
Equality advocates need to counter gender-based violence online as well as in the physical world.
Published date: June 29, 2021
A message from IDRC’s President
Published date: March 11, 2021
Greater investment in knowledge is essential for achieving peace and democracy in politically fragile settings.
Published date: January 15, 2021
Greater collaboration between sectors is needed to improve health and gender equality.
Published date: August 19, 2020
Research shows that fostering stable, peaceful communities requires meaningful youth engagement.
Published date: August 11, 2020
Low-income countries need evidence-based policies to respond to and recover from the pandemic.
Published date: April 16, 2020
Africa must take ownership of artificial intelligence to maximize its benefits and mitigate its risks.
Published date: February 20, 2020
The 2019 Nobel Prize winners in Economic Sciences showed how evidence-based experiments can help improve the impact of international assistance.
Published date: December 20, 2019