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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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More than 75 researchers and policymaker have tested the effectiveness of urban violence reduction theories, strategies, and interventions.
Millions, especially women, live with a deep sense of insecurity and experience violence in a multitude of forms each day.
WEConnect International matches businesses owned by women with multinational corporations that want to buy more services from women. Madelaine Artavia Sotela of Costa Rica is a prime example of how the initiative can vastly improve women’s livelihoods.

Tremendous challenges remain to ensure that the most vulnerable populations, including women, children, and adolescents, are able to enjoy the healthy lives and well-being promised in the Sustainable Development Goals. Much of their poor health is caused by poverty, gender, lack of education,...

The GrOW briefs synthesize the findings from this research and offer actionable recommendations for decision-maker.
IDRC’s vision is to support long-term change for those who need it most.
Nakacho was one of just a handful of women at this artisanal mining site who had managed to break away from the roles generally ascribed to her gender to become a part-owner of a mine shaft.
Over the last ten years, the CPRsouth program has fostered the emergence of policy leaders with the skills and experience to engage in public interest research to inform policy.
Juliet Nyambura remembers the day she lost her job as though it were yesterday. She remembers the fear over what would happen to her family without her income, and she remembers the shame she felt at not being able to provide for her children.
In July, a group from IDRC’s Board of Governors travelled to eastern Africa to visit some of the Centre's research grantees in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

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