Growing knowledge and local capacity

IDRC supports initiatives that contribute to knowledge about agriculture, environmental change, health, natural resource management, peace, social equity, and more.

The projects we fund cover a vast range of topics. Our grantees conduct research that helps communities make decisions about resource management that will ensure a sustainable future base. They seek to improve how ecosystems can be managed to safeguard human health. They look at ways of applying science and technology solutions to improve lives and livelihoods.
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Can Small and Medium Enterprises Participate in Greener Production?

Tackling Informality in Latin America: From Research to Policy

Evaluating CARICOM's Political Commitments for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

This project will evaluate progress on the issue of non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) against political commitments.

The impact of NCDs in the Caribbean

Over the past 50 …

Fostering Capacities in Impact Evaluation in Latin America

Impact evaluations are increasingly used by researchers and governments to gather evidence about the actual or likely impacts of a particular policy or program. This project seeks to increase technical capacities in impact evaluation among Latin …

Exploring the Political Economy of Violence in the Border Regions of Latin America

Project Abstract

This project will propose concrete recommendations, based on applied research that will help Latin America's border regions tackle illicit drug activity. The project team will establish a network of researchers across …

Sustainable Livestock Production, Health, and Environment in the Bolivian Altiplano

This project aims to promote evidence-based policies for improving livestock production, environmental sustainability, and health in the Bolivian Altiplano's rural communities.

Traditional farming under threat in Bolivia

Raising …

Strengthening the Latin American Initiative for Public Policy Research

This funding will support 12 Think Tank Initiative (TTI) grantees' organization-specific or collaborative efforts that contribute to achieving their long-term goals in Latin America.

About the Opportunity Fund

In December 2013, …

Think Tank Initiative End of Phase 1 - Opportunity Fund

Harnessing Open Data to Achieve Development Results in Latin America and the Caribbean

Supporting Research Activities through the Think Tank Initiative-End of Phase 1 Opportunity Fund

Knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world
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