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A Crown corporation, we support leading thinkers who advance knowledge and solve practical development problems. We provide the resources, advice, and training they need to implement and share their solutions with those who need them most. In short, IDRC increases opportunities—and makes a real difference in people’s lives.

Working with our development partners, we multiply the impact of our investment and bring innovations to more people in more countries around the world. We offer fellowships and awards to nurture a new generation of development leaders.

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IDRC funds research in developing countries to create lasting change on a large scale.

To make knowledge a tool for addressing pressing challenges, we

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- encourage knowledge sharing with policymakers, researchers, and communities around the world.

- foster new talent by offering fellowships and awards.

- strive to get new knowledge into the hands of those who can use it.

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International Development Research Centre Resources

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StateofOpenData
Journal Articles & Books
February 2019
Global

Key points

  • Global availability of land ownership and land deals data is patchy, but, when available, it has been used by individual citizens, entrepreneurs, civil society, and journalists.

StateofOpenData
Journal Articles & Books
February 2019
Global

A decade ago, open data was more or less just an idea, emerging as a rough point of consensus for action among pro-democracy practitioners, internet entrepreneurs, open source advocates, civic technology developers, and open knowledge campaigners.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2013
Global

En présentant des données empiriques issues du Kenya, de la Tanzanie et du Mozambique, et relatives à différents systèmes de production, cet ouvrage démontre que le bétail est un bien d’importance pour les femmes et leur participation aux marchés où s’écoulent les bêtes et les produits de l’élevage.

Reports & Research
November 2011
Africa

Includes experiences from the field (East Africa, Malawi, Cameroon, Senegal, Colombia, Pakistan). Lessons learned include participation-oriented research methods are recommended. Merely passing legislation is of little effect without the necessary resources for implementation, monitoring reforms or effective sanctions.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2011
Eastern Africa
Global
Tanzania
Cameroon
Colombia
Ethiopia
Kenya
Malawi
Rwanda
Senegal
Uganda

Here it is an important book on Women's Land Rights, published by the International Development Research Centre.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2010
Cameroon

Drawing from field research in Cameroon, Ghana, Viet Nam, and the Amazon forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, this book explores the relationship between gender and land, revealing the workings of global capital and of people’s responses to it.

January 2009
Kenya
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
Peru
Ghana
Congo
Argentina
Senegal
Malawi

This report, by researchers working in urban agriculture (UA), examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanising global South, the book examines the contribution of UA and city farming to livelihoods and food security.

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