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

Our collaborations with researchers, policymakers, and international development practitioners help to foster leading thinkers with well-informed views. Their diverse insights and opinions represent our commitment to advancing knowledge and using rigorous research to find sustainable solutions to international development challenges.  

Take a look to enjoy fresh perspectives, creative ideas, and astute observations that will encourage you to contemplate the sector’s big issues. 


Is data use and collection gender neutral, or can it reinforce existing inequalities and biases?
Published date: February 12, 2019
Registering deaths and their cause can save the lives of women and girls.
Published date: January 29, 2019
We must move beyond job creation for women to be successful in the Blue Economy.
Published date: January 25, 2019
Solutions based on evidence are what will help us reverse, slow down, and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Published date: December 20, 2018
Effective adaptation must balance short-term results with the long-term pursuit of socially-inclusive innovation.
Published date: December 19, 2018
National delegations at COP24 look to adopt decisions that effectively implement the Paris Agreement.
Published date: December 14, 2018
Today’s digital technology can help realize the forty-year-old goal of health for all.
Published date: December 14, 2018
Lessons learned in a new IDRC co-publication leave room for optimism about family law reform.
Published date: November 14, 2018
Ten years of think tank support demonstrates their importance in addressing policy challenges.
Published date: November 07, 2018
Proper marriage and divorce registration support women’s rights to inheritance, fair division of assets, and child support.
Published date: October 23, 2018