Books

IDRC is 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 book publishing program, where we share our research results and findings with other researchers, policymakers, and communities globally.

Explore our book collection from the last 25 years below, all free for digital download. Hundreds more IDRC books, published from the 1970s to the 1990s, are available through the  IDRC Digital Library.

 

Book cover Marketing Information Products and Services: A Primer for Librarians and Information Professionals

Library and information sciences are experiencing a period of radical change.

Editor(s): Abhinandan K. Jain, Ashok Jambhekar, T.P.Rama Rao, and S. Sreenivas Rao
Publisher(s): Tata McGraw-Hill, IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover Human Security and Mutual Vulnerability

Jorge Nef responds to one of the most pressing intellectual challenges of the post-Cold War era: the search for an analytical framework that will help us understand this turbulent and chaotic perio

Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover Deforestation in Viet Nam

At the beginning of this century, gibbons could have travelled from China to Singapore by swinging from tree to tree.

Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover Transnational Social Policies: The New Development Challenges of Globalization

Relationships between social policy and human development are the subject of much research and theorizing.

Editor(s): Daniel Morales-Gómez
Publisher(s): Earthscan, IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover Interdependence, Disequilibrium and Growth

Globalization has had a profound effect on North-South relations buthas affected different regions and countries to different degrees. The extent of globalization has also been exaggerated.

Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover A DECADE OF REFORM Science and Technology Policy in China

Editor(s): The State Science and Technology Commission (People's Republic of China), IDRC
Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover Knowledge Societies ... In a Nutshell: Information Technology for Sustainable Development

The Information Revolution and the accelerating spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) are at the heart of recent societal transformations around the world.

Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover From Workplace to Workspace: Using Email Lists to Work Together

From your desktop, email provides a quick, reliable, and cost-effective link to the world at large.

Publisher(s): IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover Cover Crops in Hillside Agriculture: Farmer Innovation with Mucuna

With the fertilizer bean, cowardly land becomes brave.
— Teodoro Reyes, La Danta, Honduras

Publisher(s): CIMMYT, IDRC
ISBN: Out of print
Book cover Cover Crops in West Africa: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture

This book examines the potential for using cover crops to maintain and improve soil fertility in West Africa.

Editor(s): D. Buckles, A. Etèka, O. Osiname, M. Galiba, and N. Galiano
Publisher(s): IITA, SG2000, IDRC
ISBN: Out of print

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