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Three new international research projects to address world hunger


IDRC and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) have announced three new projects to be supported under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).   A $124-million fund, CIFSRF works to increase food security...

Former IDRC grantee wins design for living award for work in urban agriculture


Vikhram Bhatt, a McGill University architecture professor and former IDRC grantee, has won the UBC Margolese National Design for Living Prize. Bhatt was recognized for his decades-long work on minimum-cost housing and for more recent work on urban...


Highlight: Youth (Un)Employment: Global problems meet local solutions


​IDRC and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) partnered to spark discussion on global youth unemployment at a panel hosted by the University of Ottawa in October. The panellists shed some light on the dynamics of youth employment in Canada and in the...

Highlight: 35th World Food Day


On October 16, 2014, IDRC and CARE Canada marked the 35th annual World Food Day with a conference on the theme “Let’s grow food security worldwide.”   The event at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa focused on how Canada can contribute to food security...

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Bulletin — Winter 2014

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

Featured Publication

MAKING EVALUATION MATTER<br>Writings from South Asia

Writings from South Asia

This is a first-of-its-kind collection of writings by evaluation professionals working in South Asia. It analyses and documents the status of, and challenges for, development evaluation in this region. The collection covers three critical dimensions...

Latest Projects

Transforming Dalit and Tribal Communities through Basic Income-Round table in Ranchi, Jharkhand

India's development community is polarized on the issue of cash transfers. This project will address the problem by allowing participants to explore …

Ecohealth Chair on Urban Air Pollution and Non-Communicable Respiratory Diseases (West Africa)

Urban air pollution, indoors and outdoors, is a major worldwide health and environmental problem, particularly in Africa, where it is associated with …

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