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As globalization, the communications revolution, global warming, and other forces reshape our world, we face opportunities and challenges with multiple social, economic, environmental, and cultural dimensions.

Since these forces transcend national boundaries, transnational partnerships can advance a better understanding of the challenges and scope for action.

The International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS) is a seven-year, CA$10 million joint initiative that supports international partnerships. These collaborations are producing high-quality research to inform academic, public, and policy debates in ways that can help create just, inclusive, and sustainable social and economic development.

IPaSS is a joint initiative funded by IDRC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Explore research projects that we support.


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