Woman cultivates red bell peppers in Colombia.

Regions and countries

At IDRC, we support research so that developing countries can build the knowledge and solutions they need to create lasting change.

Our regional offices work closely with the communities they serve — throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Canada. Locally, we keep our ear to the ground and nurture relationships that facilitate solutions for the most pressing development issues.

By bringing together the right global partners, we multiply impact for increased numbers of people throughout the developing world. Our collaboration with local research institutions and funding partners not only advances global security and prosperity, but ultimately reduces dependence on aid — while building local leadership.

The outcomes? Better policies, cleaner environments, improved nutrition, higher incomes, and greater health across the developing world.

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Our research offers some answers for Asia’s agricultural, environmental, technological, social, and economic issues.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Our work with local researchers has helped promote economic growth, reduce inequality, and uphold human rights.

Middle East and North Africa

We are helping researchers and innovators in the region adapt to climate change, and improve food security and health.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Our work in the region is advancing information technologies, agricultural productivity, trade, health, and more.


Canada benefits from our deep involvement with the global research community and our knowledge-sharing networks.