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Governor General, David Johnston, Neil Turok, and Thierry Zomahoun


IDRC, SSHRC announce $10 million for new research


Canada’s IDRC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announce $10 million in new projects to four Canadian and developing-country research teams. Together the teams will work to build safer, more sustainable, and prosperous...

Call for Proposals: IDRC, NIH collaborate on global environmental and occupational health program


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...


Third Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town, South Africa


IDRC is proud to participate in the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, September 30 to October 3, 2014.    This year, the Symposium focuses on people-centered health systems. Research, policy...

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Dr Fraser Taylor, recipient of the 2014 Killam Prize in Social Sciences

Global Geospatial Information Management and Sustainable Development: Some Observations


Location determines a whole range of activities, whether economic, social, or cultural, everywhere in the world. Location is also a powerful way to organize many types of information, from population and soil patterns to climate change and roadways...

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Bulletin — September 2014

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

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Separating Myth from Reality

The bulk of the world’s tobacco is produced in low- and middle-income countries. In order to dissuade these countries from implementing policies aimed at curbing tobacco consumption (such as increased taxes, health warnings, advertising bans and...

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Ecohealth Chair on Human and Animal Health in Protected Ecosystems of Central and Eastern Africa

This project will help establish an Ecohealth Chair in Human and Animal Health in Protected Ecosystems to improve the sustainability of conservation …

Women in Francophonie: Peacemakers and Actors of Development Symposium

The issue of women's participation in and their contribution to the process of building inclusive, prosperous, and stable societies is widely …

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IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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