Five decades ago, the parliamentary bill to establish IDRC was unanimously supported by all parties, and on May 13, the IDRC Act received royal assent in Parliament. From the beginning, IDRC pledged to work in collaboration with researchers in developing countries to find sustainable solutions for pressing challenges.
IDRC joins the global youth-development community to contribute new evidence on youth employment and livelihoods, to share knowledge, and to advocate for evidence-informed policymaking and programming.
Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth is a priority for governments and donors, but progress has been fragmented and slow. In response to that challenge, a multi-donor research initiative aims to generate new and rigorous evidence on how soft skills development and work-based learning may boost economic opportunities for youth.