International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change

IDRC support leading thinkers who advance knowledge and solve practical development problems. They provide the resources, advice, and training needed to implement and share solutions with those who need them most.

IDRC works with its development partners, multiplies the impact of our investment and brings innovations to more people in more countries around the world. IDRC offers fellowships and awards to nurture a new generation of development leaders.

The head office is located in Ottawa, Canada, while five regional offices keep us close to their work. They are located in Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Amman, Jordan; and New Delhi, India.

IDRC is governed by a board of up to 14 governors, whose chairperson reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Development.

IDRC was established by an act of Canada’s parliament in 1970 with a mandate “to initiate, encourage, support, and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions.”

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