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IDRC seeks team to evaluate its knowledge translation efforts

June 8, 2022
IDRC is seeking proposals for a team to evaluate program support models for knowledge translation in the research it funds.
A sorghum field in Kenya.
Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures
A sorghum field in Kenya.

For high-quality research to have an impact on development, the knowledge it generates must be clear, accessible and relevant for users. Knowledge translation —  the process of moving research-generated evidence into action — is therefore a crucial part of IDRC’s efforts and a core objective of its 10-year Strategy 2030.  

IDRC is enhancing its investments in this area as part of its overall efforts to contribute to the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

A request for proposals for this evaluation, called Knowledge sharing for a more sustainable and inclusive world: an evaluation of program support models for knowledge translation in IDRC-funded research, is now open. 

The selected evaluation team will contribute to a greater understanding of good practice for effective and appropriate program design to support knowledge translation in research for development. This learning-focused evaluation is aimed at IDRC management, staff and grantees. IDRC will also openly share findings and the lessons that emerge from the evaluation and seek opportunities to engage with interested external actors. 

The ultimate goal is to ensure that the research IDRC funds enhances the ability of developing countries to tackle their most pressing priorities and contribute solutions to global challenges. 

Those interested in being considered for the evaluation should submit a proposal by June 22, 2022. 

Read the full request for proposals and learn more about the requirements and procedures for submitting a proposal