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Perspectives

IDRC’s experts reflect on the current issues and approaches challenging the international development sector, and the role of research in finding solutions.

Our collaborations with researchers, policymakers, and international development practitioners help to foster leading thinkers with well-informed views. Their diverse insights and opinions represent our commitment to advancing knowledge and using rigorous research to find sustainable solutions to international development challenges.  

Take a look to enjoy fresh perspectives, creative ideas, and astute observations that will encourage you to contemplate the sector’s big issues. 

IDRC-supported research underscores the important role played by grassroots networks during emergency situations.
Published date: July 26, 2022
Gender equality is fundamental to overcoming two great challenges — climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published date: March 8, 2022
Six steps are important to support innovations in response to unmet care-economy needs in the Global South.
Published date: January 21, 2022
Indonesian think tanks are well prepared to promote climate-smart, evidence-backed policy shifts and effective adaptation solutions.
Published date: December 16, 2021
Online work-sourcing platforms are replicating experiences of workplace violence found in the offline economy.
Published date: December 7, 2021
Existing inequalities can lead to suspicions toward public-health directives, but trust can be rebuilt.
Published date: December 3, 2021
Research and evidence inform national and global responses to a growing debt crisis
Published date: November 29, 2021
Antimicrobial resistance in animal production is a global issue, but funding data shows gaps in research in LMICs
Published date: November 24, 2021
IDRC’s COVID-19 rapid-response initiatives are helping to document the pandemic’s effects on food systems and food security.
Published date: September 21, 2021