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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. 

Is data use and collection gender neutral, or can it reinforce existing inequalities and biases?
Published date: February 13, 2019
Registering deaths and their cause can save the lives of women and girls.
Published date: January 29, 2019
We must move beyond job creation for women to be successful in the Blue Economy.
Published date: January 25, 2019
Solutions based on evidence are what will help us reverse, slow down, and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Published date: December 20, 2018
Effective adaptation must balance short-term results with the long-term pursuit of socially-inclusive innovation.
Published date: December 19, 2018