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Through IDRC’s resource library, we share our results, provide support to researchers, and offer tools for development actors.  

IDRC supports research that addresses critical development issues, finds sustainable solutions, and builds knowledge. Sharing that knowledge is one important way that IDRC and our grantees can have an impact around the world.

Our Research Support team provides the resources and tools researchers need to conduct their work — and achieve lasting results.


How to write a policy brief

This training tool provides practical advice on planning your policy brief, writing your content, and checking your work. It also includes information on how to structure and design your policy brief to achieve maximum results.

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We promote world-class development research by publishing and sharing our results, knowledge, and insights.

Research tools

Access IDRC’s digital library and database of research projects, or use our tools to sharpen your research skills.

Guides and forms

Find information, guides, and forms for research grant applicants, fellowships and awards applicants, and grantees.

Resources for IDRC grantees

Discover our research databases, library services, and IDRC Connect – our collaborative online portal for project teams.


IDRC’s experts reflect on the current issues and approaches challenging the international development sector, and the role of research in finding solutions.