Chestnut farm worker carries basket of harvest chestnuts on shoulders in China


We help bring ideas to life. Our development programs support innovative solutions that improve global access to food, jobs, health, and technologies for growth.

At IDRC, we have learned that the greatest benefit comes from focusing our investments to deliver large-scale impact. Our programs seek answers that drive change — giving the world’s most vulnerable people hope and opportunities for the future.

Our programs share three strategic objectives:

  • Invest in knowledge and innovation for large-scale positive change
  • Build the leaders for today and tomorrow
  • Be the partner of choice for greater impact