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12 May 2015
The Aga Khan Foundation Canada launched "Together: An Exhibition on Global Development" on April 22, 2015 in Ottawa, featuring the work of 21 Canadian organizations, including IDRC, that are helping to improve the quality of life in the developing world.
Homestead garden
28 Apr 2015
Ottawa, Canada, April 27, 2015 – Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) today announced CA$17 million in new funding for projects that will make food more secure and nutritious in developing countries.
Lifestock vaccine
25 Jan 2015
The projects will help prevent livestock diseases and post-harvest fruit losses that affect millions of farmers around the world.
06 Oct 2014
An annual report of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is now available online
02 Oct 2014
Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have announced $10 million in total to four Canadian and developing-country research teams.
18 Sep 2014
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce its collaboration with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program. This call invites applications for parallel support from IDRC to GEOHealth Hub applicants.
21 Jul 2014
IDRC-funded researchers will be taking part in the conference, including the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. The Centre is one of seven Canadian and eight African institutions participating in the Canada-Africa Prevention Trials (CAPT) network to enhance HIV/AIDS prevention research programs in Africa.
18 Jun 2014
Vulnerable coastal communities in Sri Lanka now have more tools to help them survive tsunamis, cyclones, and other rapid-onset natural disasters. This increased preparedness flows from IDRC-supported research that evaluated the best means of alerting communities to approaching danger.
29 Apr 2014
Kathmandu, Nepal, April 30, 2014: Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) announced today the Asian institutions that would be part of four new multi-partner research consortia for tackling the impacts of climate change in Africa and Asia.
MOU signing ceremony
24 Apr 2014
The University of Toronto (U of T) has signed an important agreement with China’s Fudan University, which will see the two institutions develop joint activities to build education capacity in primary health care and public health.
07 Mar 2014
Nairobi, Kenya, March 7, 2014: Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have announced today the selection of four multi-partner research initiatives aimed at tackling the impacts of climate change in Africa and Asia.
25 Feb 2014
In South Asia, small millets have been neglected in agricultural research and policy despite their nutritional properties, high storability, and tolerance for adverse growing conditions. The project involves 10 partners across 8 agro-ecological sites in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
14 Nov 2013
There are many stories of medicine and supplies not getting to those who need them, of bodies lying on the street days later. Why is it so difficult to deliver aid in this situation? Dr. Brian Schwartz of Emergency Preparedness for Public Health Ontario and professor at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health explains
17 Oct 2013
As the world observed World Food Day on October 16, IDRC asked researchers: What can be done to help small-scale farmers become more productive, resilient, and profitable?
convocationhall
11 Sep 2013
The University of Toronto’s strong academic and research performance continues to rank among the best in the world – and is ranked the best in Canada – in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.
Flood
22 Aug 2013
Can lessons gleaned by ISET from the aftermath of the 2010 Pakistan floods help India, the Philippines, Nigeria, and Cameroon, and elsewhere in the world, recover more quickly from natural disasters?
19 Jul 2013
Ahmed Galal, a member of the IDRC Board of Governors since September 2005, has been named Egypt’s new Finance Minister. He accepted the post in the cabinet of Interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi on July 14.
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08 May 2013
It’s no secret that traditional crops such as millets and pulses are highly nutritious. Now researchers, working with women in Ethiopia and India are making it easier for them to use these local crops when cooking healthy meals at home and creating new business ventures.
Kids learning computers at school.
08 May 2013
Citizens in remote rural areas in 11 Asian countries are leaping over language barriers and into the Internet age. They may now access government services online, and submit college applications without making an arduous trek to the city. And their children are learning the computer skills that promise greater economic opportunities in the future.
01 May 2013
This funding will provide two-year fellowships to 30 students from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam to allow them to pursue master's degrees in science at leading universities in the region.
01 May 2013
Issues relating to the size of manufacturing firms are central to the discussion of development strategies. This book offers an interpretation of growth trajectories in the size-structure of enterprises in the manufacturing sector of selected Asian economies.
21 Apr 2013
Studies on this disease recently completed by researchers from the Asia Partnership on Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (APEIR) developed a series of messages for policy makers that are highly relevant to the current outbreak.
10 Apr 2013
Innovative policies and new technologies that reduce water waste are helping countries across the Middle East and North Africa deal with chronic water shortages.
08 Apr 2013
The Fund is looking to harness the best of the private, public and non-governmental sectors to expand its research portfolio and lay the groundwork for scaling-up research results and innovations – within a country, across a region, and possibly, across continents.
Fish market
20 Mar 2013
A project supported by the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) is helping smallholder shrimp farmers in Sri Lanka adapt their industry’s best management practices to local needs. This could lead to fewer disease outbreaks, bigger and more profitable shrimp, and fewer negative environmental impacts.
Markets and Rural Poverty
06 Mar 2013
This book explores the place of poor people within a rich variety of value chains, focusing upon lagging, rural regions in Africa and Asia, and how they can “upgrade” within such chains.
Millets
06 Mar 2013
A project supported by the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) is overcoming key obstacles to increasing the production and consumption of hardy and healthy grains in India.
Book cover
06 Mar 2013
A new book, Fighting Eviction, tells the story of the Katkari, one of the poorest of India’s 600 tribes, and their struggle to remain in hamlets they have occupied for generations near Mumbai.
Morocco-Demo
06 Mar 2013
A campaign that won legal recognition for Arab women’s citizenship rights in nine jurisdictions is providing inspiration and tactical lessons for women facing growing discrimination across the Middle East.
IDRC
06 Mar 2013
Women who were relocated from slums in central New Delhi to the city’s desolate periphery face daily indignities and danger as they collect water or access public toilets. Using the Women’s Safety Audit they have begun to realize their rights and demand better, safer services.

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