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What we do

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

IDRC supports research in developing countries to create real and lasting change. This knowledge can be used as a tool for addressing pressing global challenges. We share it with others by:

  • providing developing-country researchers with financial resources, advice, and training to find solutions to local problems;
  • sharing our knowledge with policymakers, researchers, and communities around the world;
  • fostering new talent by offering fellowships and awards; and
  • putting new knowledge into the hands of those who can use it best to address global challenges.


Explore more than 1,900 research projects we’ve supported over the past decade.

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