Transparency is the key element in the Government of Canada's Commitment to Open Government, which aims to increase access to data, information and dialogue.
IDRC exercises transparency by providing information on its website, and in its publications, reports to Parliament and public outreach programs. In addition, as a research organization, IDRC also maintains transparency with the research community, and the general public, by making the results of its projects - studies, papers, articles, etc. available to all.
IDRC publishes the travel and hospitality expenses of its senior executives and governors in accordance with the Access to Information Act. IDRC also provides information on the total annual expenses for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the corporation.
Canada’s Financial Administration Act was amended on December 15, 2009. As a result, federal government departments and parent Crown corporations are required to prepare quarterly financial reports for each of the first three quarters of the fiscal year, starting April 1, 2011.
As a Crown corporation, IDRC is subject to Canada's laws on access to information and privacy protection. The following resources will help you learn more about IDRC and the access to information and privacy acts, including instructions for submitting an access to information or privacy act (ATIP) request.
Info Source is a series of publications containing information about and collected by the Government of Canada and its related entities. The primary purpose of Info Source is to assist individuals exercise their rights under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. Info Source also supports the federal government's commitment to facilitating access to information regarding its activities.
The IATI makes aid-related information easier to access and understand. By offering a common format and central repository, the IATI improves the transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of international aid.