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The Policy and Evaluation Division is re-launching a call for a 2016 Research Awardee


​The selected candidate will work closely with the IDRC to explore the first objective of IDRC’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 (Invest in knowledge and innovation for large-scale positive change) and how this objective intersects with evaluation. ...

Maternal and child health research featured in Canadian Geographic


An IDRC-supported researcher is receiving international attention for his work to address maternal and child death rates in East Africa. Moses Mulumba, health lawyer and Executive Director of the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development...


IDRC activities during International Development Week 2016


IDRC is celebrating International Development Week (IDW) 2016 through a variety of activities at three Ottawa region universities, and beyond. From January 29 to February 13, the Centre will take part in film screenings, round tables, lectures and...

The impact of women’s action groups on social and economic change in India


​The Mahila Samakhya (MS) program in India launched in 1989 with the premise that women should be leaders in their own empowerment. The program has mobilised around 1.2 million poor to organize, through collective action groups, and participate in...


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Ten times a year, IDRC publishes the IDRC Bulletin, which offers insights into the world of international development research.

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EVALUATION IN THE EXTREME<br>Research, Impact and Politics in Violently Divided Societies

Research, Impact and Politics in Violently Divided Societies

​Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the funding of research in and on violently divided societies. But how do we know whether research makes any difference to these societies – is the impact constructive or destructive? This...

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Tax solutions for optimal reduction of tobacco use in West Africa

During the first phase of this project, numerous decision-makers were engaged and involved in discussions with the goal of establishing a new …

Digital learning for development in Asia (DL4D)

Education is a pillar of development. The Sustainable Development Goals identify it as a global development priority with a commitment to ensuring …

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