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It is widely acknowledged that INRM is a means of achieving the CGIAR’s multiple goals of food security, poverty alleviation, and protection of the natural environment.
Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, is home to an astonishing range of life forms found nowhere else on the planet.
Maize yields in parts of South Africa could decline by up to 20% by the 2050s as a result of climate change, research has shown.
In Lebanon, the elderly constitute a large share of its population; moreover, Lebanese seniors number the highest in the region.
Wood is a scarce resource across North Africa, yet it is commonly used in rural areas as fuel for baking bread in traditional ovens. Rural households can burn through more than one tonne of firewood a year, threatening to deplete forests.
​Despite significant development gains in recent decades, developing countries still face considerable challenges in the fight against poverty.
Vietnam’s impressive growth since the 1990s has propelled the country to middle-income status and attracted increased attention from foreign investors.
Every year at the Canadian Economics Association conference, the IDRC-funded Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG) awards the Albert Berry prize for the best development economics paper.

Large-scale land deals can bring benefits such as jobs, infrastructure, and access to food and markets. But when badly managed, they can dispossess people in rural communities and spark conflict. Women and other vulnerable groups face the greatest risks. IDRC is funding research in Africa to...

​IDRC’s efforts in negotiation and coalition building contributed to a high-level dialogue that engaged high-level officials and reaffirmed their commitment to preventing violence particularly among youth in Central America. At a meeting held at the Earth University in Costa Rica´s Limon...