Transparency means openness. It allows Canadians to hold the government accountable through the proactive release of information on government activities, programs, policies, and services in formats that are easy to find, access, and use. Transparency is the key element in the Government of Canada's Commitment to Open Government, which aims to increase access to data, information and dialogue.
IDRC exercises transparency by providing information on its website, and in its publications, reports to Parliament and public outreach programs. In addition, as a research organization, IDRC also maintains transparency with the research community, and the general public, by making the results of its projects - studies, papers, articles, etc. available to all.
- Travel and Hospitality
IDRC publishes the travel and hospitality expenses of its senior executives and governors in accordance with the Access to Information Act. IDRC also provides information on the total annual expenses for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the corporation.
- Quarterly financial reports
Canada’s Financial Administration Act was amended on December 15, 2009. As a result, federal government departments and parent Crown corporations are required to prepare quarterly financial reports for each of the first three quarters of the fiscal year, starting April 1, 2011.
You will find them here.
- Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)
As a Crown corporation, IDRC is subject to Canada's laws on access to information and privacy protection. The following resources will help you learn more about IDRC and the access to information and privacy acts, including instructions for submitting an access to information or privacy act (ATIP) request.
- Info Source
Info Source is a series of publications containing information about and collected by the Government of Canada and its related entities. The primary purpose of Info Source is to assist individuals exercise their rights under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. Info Source also supports the federal government's commitment to facilitating access to information regarding its activities.
- International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI)
The IATI makes aid-related information easier to access and understand. By offering a common format and central repository, the IATI improves the transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of international aid.
- Information for suppliers and consultants
- Consultancies: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 334KB)
- Canadian Supplier — Tax and Bank Information Form (PDF, 154KB)
- Supplier Outside of Canada — Tax and Bank Information Form (PDF, 202KB)
IDRC's Equality Statement
IDRC strives for equality in all aspects of its work. We support the generation of knowledge – including by individuals from diverse genders, communities, histories, and experiences – that tackles the systems that perpetuate inequalities on the basis of identity.Learn more IDRC's Equality Statement