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.

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Mailing address: PO Box 8500, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1G 3H9;
Street address: 150 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1P 0B2;
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About:
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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