Organization

Name

International Development Research Centre of Canada

Short name

IDRC

Parent organizations
(1) Canada
Type

Government

URL http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx
Notes

IDRC was established in 1970 by Canada’s Parliament. The IDRC Act states:

“The objects of the Centre are to initiate, encourage, support and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions.”

The IDRC Act empowers us to
1) enlist the talents of natural and social scientists and technologists in Canada and other countries
2) assist the developing regions to build up the research capabilities, the innovative skills, and the institutions required to solve their problems
3) encourage generally the coordination of international development research
4) foster cooperation in research on development problems between the developed and developing regions for their mutual benefit

Created

2013-12-18 18:41:57+00:00

Modified

2015-10-19 17:59:18.934761+00:00