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06 Jun 2019
Please join the International Development Research Centre in a webinar conversation with May Sabe Phyu, Director of the Gender Equality Network.
25 Feb 2019
Conference hosted by the Myanmar Research Centre at the Australian National University (MRC-ANU) will explore contradictions, ambiguities and complexities of ‘Living with Myanmar’.
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13 Feb 2019
Researchers on the ground in Myanmar are investigating how women can get more involved in policymaking to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met as the nation embraces democracy.
26 Nov 2018
Survey shows think tanks in Myanmar need to improve research quality and outreach to ensure officials have easy access to accurate information for making national policy.
14 Nov 2018
Media are invited to attend a roundtable discussion on Nov. 19 about how Myanmar’s think tanks can better support policymakers, hosted by the International Development Research Centre and local partners.
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08 Mar 2018
Yangon, Myanmar - Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar, a CAD 10.7 million dollar partnership with Global Affairs Canada, is helping women and men from all ethnic background in Myanmar to benefit from a transition to democratic development.
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04 Sep 2017
Researchers are helping Myanmar transition to an inclusive, networked economy that gives citizens access to technology and services.
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04 Apr 2017
One of the first, formal evaluations of a day care program in India for lowincome households could provide empirical evidence that will improve gender equality across the country and beyond.
27 Feb 2017
Developing and marketing safe, effective vaccines against these often-neglected diseases has the potential to end the cycle of poverty while addressing the serious public health risks associated with some diseases.
05 Aug 2016
On August 4, as part of her participation in a meeting of Trade Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced a new project to be funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
28 Jun 2016
The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF) is pleased to announce the first of two research calls in 2016.
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22 Jun 2016
An international research team is investigating who benefits from the globalisation of online work, hoping to identify how government policies can help to avoid the creation of digital sweatshops.
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15 Jun 2016
An international research team is developing nanotechnology-based applications of hexanal, a natural plant extract that extends the storage life of harvested fruit.
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13 Jun 2016
Asian countries have begun the long road toward clean energy. The challenges, however, are immense.
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03 Jun 2016
More than 167,000 hectares of coastland – about 0.6% of the country’s total area – are projected to go underwater in the Philippines, especially in low-lying island communities, according to research by the University of the Philippines.
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02 Jun 2016
Researchers in Burma are working with representatives from government, civil society and the private sector to find solutions for eliminating child labour and introducing other overdue labour reforms.
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27 May 2016
In India, a non-profit organisation is enhancing the links between women-owned businesses and global supply chains. The aim is to eventually roll out a data platform that serves and promotes women entrepreneurs from 17 other countries.
11 May 2016
Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Growth highlights the impact of unsustainable natural resource management on growing income inequality in Southeast Asia.
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26 Apr 2016
Over the next 50 years, people living at low altitudes in developing countries, particularly those in coastal Asia, will suffer the most from extreme weather patterns, according to researchers.
25 Apr 2016
The Greater Mekong Subregion Research Network (GMS-Net), together with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), launched a call for proposals to gather high-quality development research on better job prospects for youth, women, and low-skilled workers in the Mekong countries.
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13 Apr 2016
Led by a feminist network based in India, researchers and advocates across South Asia are building the case for new legal and medical responses to sexual violence, while empowering victims to speak out.
11 Apr 2016
Five recipients of research grants on "Promoting Specialty Textile and Fabrics in Least Developed Countries” provided by Canada's International Development Research Centre and Trade Facilitation Office Canada announced.
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24 Mar 2016
Researchers in Sri Lanka are strengthening the nation’s capacity to detect and manage health issues linked to wildlife-human interactions.
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21 Mar 2016
As the global scientific community combines technology and brains to track climate change patterns and effects, indigenous populations have been noting these changes in a landscape they know intimately.
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01 Mar 2016
A new initiative will help Nepali communities rebuild following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country in April 2015.
19 Feb 2016
Every February, the Government of Canada organizes International Development Week, highlighting the work and achievements of Canada’s development community.
17 Feb 2016
​International Development Research Centre and the Graduate Institute in Geneva are partnering to lay the groundwork for a program of support that would enable developing-country think tanks to further global objectives in health.
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26 Jan 2016
Université Laval, Canada, launched a new Chair on Education Leadership in Development Economics.
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13 Jan 2016
A new program aims to help leverage science and advanced technologies to drive innovation and sustainable growth in developing countries.
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15 Dec 2015
OTTAWA, December 14, 2015 – The International Development Research Centre and Global Affairs Canada have announced an initiative to improve nutrition and food security for Vietnamese children.

Events

13 Apr 2016
​The Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Academics without Borders (AWB), and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are convening the Smart Global Development conference to explore the role of higher education in advancing the sustainable development goals.
15 Oct 2014
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) event and live webcast Dr Fraser Taylor, recipient of the 2014 Killam Prize in Social Sciences
20 Sep 2012
Ottawa, Canada, September 18, 2012 – Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN Secretary General will be at Canada’s IDRC on September 20, 2012. He will discuss Canada-ASEAN relations and speak about ASEAN priority issues in light of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.
19 Sep 2012
Ottawa, Canada, September 18, 2012 – Essayist, journalist and novelist Pankaj Mishra will be at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) September 19, 2012, to discuss his new book From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia.
22 May 2012
The lecture entitled "Dry Area Agriculture: A Challenge that can be Overcome" is given by Mahmoud Solh, Director General of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas. If you can’t join in person, there is a live webcast too (link below)
28 Mar 2012
Lecture - 28/03/2012, IDRC, W. David Hopper Room, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, Ottawa, ON, Global
13 Mar 2012
Ottawa, Canada - Carlos Pérez del Castillo, chair of the CGIAR consortium board, will be at Canada’s IDRC March 13 to discuss the importance of renewing Canada's commitment to agricultural research.
26 Mar 2012
Public and private partnerships in agriculture are gaining importance. Yet little is known about how they work or how to improve them. To understand this emerging trend, Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC) is hosting a conference in partnership with the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Development.
13 Mar 2012
The International Development Research Center (IDRC) is hosting a public lecture by Carlos Pérez del Castillo, who will speak about the role of research in achieving food security.
18 Feb 2012
Three researchers supported through the Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation project will present their findings at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), to be held February 16-20 in Vancouver, Canada.
18 Feb 2012
The Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) and the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) are pleased to present an interactive workshop on global health research career paths at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
06 Oct 2011
This lecture on daughter deficit and related issues in Bangladesh will be delivered by Prof. Naila Kabeer, an extensive researcher on gender with a special focus on South and Southeast Asia. It will be held in Ottawa, Canada on the 6th October.
20 Apr 2010
Iraqi journalists continue to face great risk trying to report their stories. According to Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, 188 journalists and media workers have been killed, and 78 kidnapped since March 2003. Hundreds more have been forced into exile, where many continue to report.
08 Apr 2010
In an IDRC public lecture, renowned Indian historian and biographer Ramachandra Guha will critically explore India’s future on the world stage. Analyzing the deep fault-lines within Indian society, politics, economics, and culture, he suggests that talk of Indian superstardom is highly premature.
18 Mar 2010
Jon Duschinsky, author of Philanthropy in a Flat World, will explore the future of philanthropy with a special focus on funding models for research and education.
10 Mar 2010
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is hosting a panel at the NGO Forum of the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
08 Mar 2010
The Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations in collaboration with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are co-hosting a side event at the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
09 Mar 2010
In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) 40th anniversary, and the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, IDRC is hosting a half-day event in Ottawa.
04 Feb 2010
When (begins) : 2010-02-04 9:00 (Ottawa) 2010-02-05 17:00 (Ottawa) - Where : Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa
30 Nov 2009
In a public lecture, writer, historian, and former United Nations official Thant Myint-U will argue for a fresh approach to Burma’s problems.
05 Oct 2009
Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development
22 May 2009
In his presentation “India, Global Finance and the G-20: What lessons, what agenda?” Bery will discuss India’s economic growth and resiliency in the context of the world economy.
09 Apr 2009
Stephen P. Cohen is senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, where he conducts research on proliferation and the militaries of India and Pakistan.
04 Nov 2008
Dr. Rajeev Bhargava is a leading professor of Indian political theory and a scholar of multiculturalism and secularism in non-Western societies.
30 Sep 2008
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is proud to host the SIFE (ACE) Memorial Team who are in Singapore to represent Canada in the “Students in Free Enterprise” World Championships
28 Aug 2008
The India Lectures: Distinguished thinkers reflect on a rising world power. M.J. Akbar, the renowned Indian journalist, editor, and author kicks off IDRC's year-long series, The India Lectures, on August 28.
12 Aug 2008
Climate change is one of the most pressing and debated issues of the 21st century. It is also suddenly a very hot new topic in the global mass media. From August 12-13, 2008 some 35 journalists and climate change technical experts will meet in Manila for the Climate Change Media Workshop for Southeast Asian, China and Bangladesh Journalists.
06 Jun 2008
University of Waterloo - This event discusses questions such as How do developing countries cope with the “Wal-Mart” effect where tiny stores are pushed aside by multinational oligopolies?
10 Jun 2008
Montreal, Canada - What can be done to cope with the scourge of global warming? Hear from those already trying to adjust to climate change as well as those researching the best ways to adapt to the challenge.
09 May 2008
Interested applicants are invited to submit their application letters with their biodatas on or before March 1, 2008.

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