Since its inception in 1970, IDRC has learned a great deal about how research can make a difference in solving complex development challenges. Research encourages open inquiry and debate, empowers people with new knowledge, and broadens the array of options and solutions available to policy and development challenges.
We want the best research to underpin social and natural progress, but how do we know when research is of high quality? And if we can determine what quality research is made of, how can quality research be cultivated?
In conversation with the researchers and research users we work with, IDRC is advancing how research for development is defined, monitored, and assessed. These efforts will strengthen the quality of the research we fund and contribute to the evolving discussion on research quality in the broader research community.