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. 


Lessons learned in a new IDRC co-publication leave room for optimism about family law reform.
Published date: November 14, 2018
Author(s): Roula El-Rifai
Ten years of think tank support demonstrates their importance in addressing policy challenges.
Published date: November 07, 2018
Author(s): Andrew Hurst, Nipon Poapongsakorn
Proper marriage and divorce registration support women’s rights to inheritance, fair division of assets, and child support.
Published date: October 23, 2018
Author(s): Irina Dincu, Deirdre Appel, Shaida Badiee
Tackling climate change and disasters at the same time is necessary for sustainable development.
Published date: October 12, 2018
Author(s): Mélanie Robertson, Lisa Hiwasaki
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