Think tank

Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement France

Research Institute for Development France ‒ IRD

Marseille, France

The IRD is a French public institution under the dual tutelage of the ministries of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Europe and Foreign Affairs. It carries an original approach of research, expertise, training and sharing of knowledge for the benefit of the territories and countries that make science and innovation one of the first levers of their development. IRD is managing for more than sixty years research, consultancy and capacity building activities in Africa, the Mediterranean basin, Asia, Latin America and French overseas territories. IRD researchers address major development challenges regarding environment, sustainable development of living resources, social studies and health.

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Le Sextant, 44, bd de Dunkerque - CS 90009, Marseille cedex 02, 13572, FR


Western Europe

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Operating languages
English , French

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Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement France
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Founder gender: Other/Not applicable
Leader(s) (2021): Valérie Verdier (Chairperson & CEO)
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2020): Valérie Verdier (Chairperson & CEO)
Leader gender: Female

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