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. 


Research can change the world.
Published date: September 11, 2018
Author(s): Robert McLean
Why IDRC is investing in livestock vaccine development
Published date: August 28, 2018
Author(s): Renée Larocque, Musa Mulongo
We once thought that change was predictable, but now we know it can’t be anticipated.
Published date: August 23, 2018
Author(s): Georgina Cundill-Kemp
CARIAA supported four transdisciplinary research consortia to build the resilience of vulnerable people and places.
Published date: August 23, 2018
Author(s): Bruce Currie-Alder
The role of women’s work in low-income contexts is a critical area for gender equality.
Published date: August 21, 2018
Author(s): Arjan de Haan
Program success depends on clear communication from the start.
Published date: August 17, 2018
Author(s): Sarah Czunyi
Gender equality requires health research funders to improve their accountability and facilitate open dialogues on gender.
Published date: August 13, 2018
Author(s): Adele Heagle
The country should focus on youth entrepreneurship and academic training that meets the needs of the labour market.
Published date: July 13, 2018
Author(s): Mylene Bordeleau
Using research well means building capacity within institutions and governments.
Published date: July 11, 2018
Author(s): Flaubert Mbiekop
By 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to 10 billion people. The world faces an essential yet daunting challenge in feeding a rapidly growing population.
Published date: June 28, 2018
Author(s): Wendy Manchur