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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. 

IDRC-supported research underscores the important role played by grassroots networks during emergency situations.
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Gender equality is fundamental to overcoming two great challenges — climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Six steps are important to support innovations in response to unmet care-economy needs in the Global South.
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Indonesian think tanks are well prepared to promote climate-smart, evidence-backed policy shifts and effective adaptation solutions.
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Online work-sourcing platforms are replicating experiences of workplace violence found in the offline economy.
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Existing inequalities can lead to suspicions toward public-health directives, but trust can be rebuilt.
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Research and evidence inform national and global responses to a growing debt crisis
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Antimicrobial resistance in animal production is a global issue, but funding data shows gaps in research in LMICs
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IDRC’s COVID-19 rapid-response initiatives are helping to document the pandemic’s effects on food systems and food security.
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