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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. 

Indonesian think tanks are well prepared to promote climate-smart, evidence-backed policy shifts and effective adaptation solutions.
Published date: December 16, 2021
Online work-sourcing platforms are replicating experiences of workplace violence found in the offline economy.
Published date: December 7, 2021
Existing inequalities can lead to suspicions toward public-health directives, but trust can be rebuilt.
Published date: December 3, 2021
Research and evidence inform national and global responses to a growing debt crisis
Published date: November 29, 2021
Antimicrobial resistance in animal production is a global issue, but funding data shows gaps in research in LMICs
Published date: November 24, 2021
IDRC’s COVID-19 rapid-response initiatives are helping to document the pandemic’s effects on food systems and food security.
Published date: September 21, 2021
Equality advocates need to counter gender-based violence online as well as in the physical world.
Published date: June 29, 2021
A message from IDRC’s President
Published date: March 11, 2021
Greater investment in knowledge is essential for achieving peace and democracy in politically fragile settings.
Published date: January 15, 2021