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. 


The responses to the troubling news from China of a growing number of deaths from H7N9 are all too familiar.
Published date: May 14, 2013
Investment in science by developing countries helps alleviate poverty and foster openness – but these improvements take time.
Published date: February 21, 2011
The climate and financial crises, AIDS and SARS drive the point home: Many problems in today’s world flow freely across borders.
Published date: April 06, 2006