International Development Research Centre IDRC

Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International Development Cooperation and its Newsletter:

IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.

Working with us;
Career Opportunities;
Where we work /Country profiles;
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History of IDRC;
Newsletter /Bulletin;
Mailing address: PO Box 8500, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1G 3H9;
Street address: 150 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1P 0B2;

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Crown corporation created by the Parliament of Canada in 1970 to help developing countries use science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face. Our support is directed toward creating a local research community whose work will build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.

IDRC at a glance: A Crown corporation, IDRC is guided by a 21-member, International Board of Governors and reports to the Canadian Parliament through the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2006/07, IDRC received CA$135.3 million in funding from the Parliament of Canada.

IDRC’s mission: Empowerment through knowledge:

  • We fund applied research by researchers in developing countries on the problems they identify as crucial to their communities. Most supported projects result from direct exchanges between the Centre and developing-country institutions.
  • We provide expert advice to those researchers.
  • We build local capacity in developing countries to undertake research and innovate.

The Centre supports research under four broad themes:

  • Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM).
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D).
  • Innovation, Policy and Science (IPS).
  • Social and Economic Policy (SEE).

Where and how we allocate funds: … (full text).

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