The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), an IDRC grantee under the Think Tank Initiative program, reached a major milestone on May 4, 2016, with cabinet approval of their National Fertilizer Policy. The organization was heavily involved in supporting and influencing the entire five-year policy development process, from policy formulation through to cabinet approval.
The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) was dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent policy research institutions in the developing world. Launched in 2008 and managed by IDRC, TTI was a partnership between five donors. The program ended in 2019.
The International Research Chairs Initiative (IRCI) is a seven-year, CA$8 million research program that pairs top research talent from universities in Canada with their counterparts in developing countries to address key development challenges.