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IDRC works with developing-country researchers and institutions to build local capacity through funding, knowledge sharing, and training.

Through books, articles, research publications, and studies, we aim to widen the impact of our investment and advance development research. We share the results of our funded research, and offer free training materials to guide researchers and institutions.

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Treating and reusing water from sinks and baths has helped many small farming families in the Middle East deal with an extreme water shortage. This, in turn, has significantly boosted their incomes. The success of IDRC-supported household “greywater” projects in Jordan, Lebanon, and the West Bank has also moved national governments and international agencies to incorporate greywater reuse into long-term plans to combat the region’s deepening water crisis.
IDRC has learned a great deal from its partners and grantees about how research can change the world.
In 2011, residents of Nairobi’s Mukuru settlement were being evicted from their homes in great numbers.
IDRC-supported researchers are finding ways to use a natural substance called hexanal to slow ripening, and reduce the waste.
IDRC support improves the relevance and appeal of technical and vocational education and training in Kenya.
For people living with disabilities that affect their mobility, it’s almost impossible to get around in some communities in the Kasese District of southwestern Uganda.

Examining the new ecosystems of access that are emerging in middle- and low-income countries as opportunities for higher education expand but funding for materials shrinks.

Even as middle- and low-income countries expand their higher education systems, their governments are retreating...

Research findings illustrate how environmental degradation and insecure transportation affect women.
New research institute focuses on health challenges in the Middle East and North Africa.
Digital tools are improving people’s ability to innovate, organize, document, and share online, but they also enable broad surveillance, tracking, censorship and, in some cases, repression.

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