IDRC in South Asia — 25 Years of Collaboration

As IDRC's South Asia regional office celebrates its 25th anniversary, some of the region's most respected thinkers talk about their impressions of the Centre and the work it has carried out.

Kirit Parikh: lasting relationships
From his first involvement with IDRC in 1989 as the Founding Director of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, to his current affiliation with the ThinkTank Initiative, Kirit Parikh has always been impressed with IDRC.

R.K. Pachauri: lasting impacts
The value and quality of IDRC's work, though a small drop in the bucket of international activity, has had a profound impact, says the Nobel Peace Prize-winning environmental scientist.

M.S. Swaminathan: lasting contributions
The father of India's Green Revolution credits IDRC's early success to its willingness to take on problems that most other organizations largely ignored, including farming systems, underused crops, and supporting modern information technology.

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Published: 06 Jul 2008

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