Perspectives

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. 

 

Taking a leadership role in promoting socially transformative research to more effectively deal with climate change.
Published date: March 08, 2019
Naser Faruqui argues the timing is not yet right for IDRC to pursue a mandatory open data policy.
Published date: March 07, 2019
Canada is doing its part to strengthen civil registration and vital statistics systems globally.
Published date: March 05, 2019
Engaging young leaders is important for their own growth, and for richer discussion and collaboration.
Published date: February 20, 2019
Artificial intelligence is a double-edged sword — its benefits and pitfalls need to be balanced.
Published date: February 18, 2019
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

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