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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. 

What IDRC and our research partners in the AI sector are thinking in the wake of the ChatGPT revolution
Published date: May 11, 2023
The interlinked causes and consequences of obesity, undernutrition and climate change underscore the need to fix our global food systems.
Published date: April 5, 2023
COVID-19 research initiative achieves impacts and leads to reflections on contributing institutional practices.
Published date: March 10, 2023
Justice strategies are needed to ensure that climate actions don’t exacerbate existing inequalities or create new ones.
Published date: September 14, 2022
IDRC-supported research underscores the important role played by grassroots networks during emergency situations.
Published date: July 26, 2022
Six steps are important to support innovations in response to unmet care-economy needs in the Global South.
Published date: January 21, 2022
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