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Report on annual expenses for travel, hospitality, and conferences 2015-2016

As required by the Board of Governors, this report provides information on the total annual expenses for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for IDRC for the financial year ending 31 March 2016.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenses on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by the Centre are related to activities that support IDRC’s mandate described in the webpage About IDRC.

IDRC works in developing regions of the world to improve research capacity and to research and propose solutions that support sustainable development and poverty reduction.

IDRC’s activities involve scientific communication, dissemination and networking across countries and regions. While some of these activities take place through various means of telecommunication, the achievement of desired outcomes requires a significant degree of face-to-face interaction.

Annual Expenses for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the IDRC are summarized below:


Expenditure category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2016
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel: IDRC employees $3,695.3
Travel: Non- IDRC employees $234.3
Total travel $3,929.6
Hospitality $29.5
Conference fees $35.3
Total $64.8
Total travel, hospitality and conference fees $3,994.3
*Board of Governors travel included under IDRC employees' travel $63.9

Significant variances compared with previous financial year

As 2015-2016 is the first year that this report is published, no comparative numbers are available.