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Perspectives

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. 

Women in Africa’s informal sector, who were severely impacted by COVID-19, should be seen as a strategic investment for human capital development.
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Biomedical discovery science is the basis of innovations in global health and progress in sustainable development.
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To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we need effective evidence ecosystems led by the Global South.
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Four areas where IDRC is showing that by strengthening the critical evidence, we can advance disability-inclusive education, not just in the future, but today.
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The recognition, reduction and redistribution of women’s unpaid care work is vital for our future.
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Strategic foresight is gaining currency in international development. What does using it mean for a new adopter and research funder like IDRC?
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Evidence from IDRC projects has shown that investing in improving sexual and reproductive health and rights is an effective strategy to transform adolescent girls’ lives.
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Gender-transformative research can help advance Southern solutions for gender equality.
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How and why to localize knowledge on forced displacement: lessons from IDRC-funded research.
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