IDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development.
We work with researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face. Our goal is to bring choice and change to the people who need it most.
To make knowledge a tool for addressing pressing challenges, we provide researchers in developing countries with the financial resources, advice, and training that will help them find solutions to the local problems they identify we encourage sharing knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. We foster new talent by offering fellowships and awards – and we disseminate research findings and strive to get new knowledge into the hands of those who can use it.