Research for International Tobacco Control (RITC) : Program Strategy 2005-2010

The Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom, is making a grant of up to £1 100 000 to IDRC to cover three years of Research for International Tobacco Control (RITC) programming between April 2005 and March 2008. The funding is intended to support activities outlined in RITC's program strategy for 2005-2010, mainly, policy-relevant research on issues related to the production and consumption of tobacco in developing countries.

The idea is to provide an evidence base for tobacco control policymaking. Other elements of the program strategy include

  • leveraging support for international tobacco control from additional donors;
  • disseminating research results to policymakers, the scientific community, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the general public;
  • building capacity for tobacco control research in the developing countries; and
  • promoting networking and cooperation on the part of research institutions, civil society and decision-makers working on tobacco control issues.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Thursday, January 12, 2006

End Date

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


60 months

IDRC Officer

Hallen, Greg

Total funding

CA$ 696,331


United Kingdom


Maternal and Child Health