Think tank

International Development Research Centre

IDRC

Ottawa,ON, Canada

IDRC's mandate is to initiate, support, and conduct research into the problems that developing regions of the world face and the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions. IDRC aims to assist scientists in developing countries to identify sustainable, long-term, and practical solutions to pressing development problems; mobilize and strengthen their research capacity, particularly the capacity for policies and technologies that promote healthier and more prosperous societies, food security, biodiversity, and access to information; develop links among researchers in other developing countries; provide them access to the results of research around the globe, particularly by developing and strengthening the electronic networking capacity of institutions that receive IDRC funding; and ensure that products from the activities it supports are used by communities in the developing world and that existing research capacity is used effectively to solve development problems. IDRC funds the work of scientists working in universities, private enterprises, government, and nonprofit organizations in developing countries and provides some support to regional research networks and institutions in developing countries. This support is designed to build a corps of researchers in each country and develop a network of people and institutions that can undertake effective research and use the results of research to effect change.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.idrc.ca

Address:
PO BOX: 8500,Ontario, Canada, K1G 3H9

Country:
Canada

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English , French

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Government
Year founded
1970
Age (years)
International Development Research Centre
 51
Canada average
 33
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Jean Lebel, President
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): N/A

Organisational performance

Financials
2020
International Development Research Centre
 $156,000
Canada average
 $6,526,663
Global average
 $43,020,298

Social

Likes (2021)
International Development Research Centre
 29,138
Canada average
 17,856
Global average
 31,384
Twitter
Followers (2021)
International Development Research Centre
 42,364
Canada average
 11,010
Global average
 18,429
Followers (2019)
International Development Research Centre
 39,747
Subscribers (2021)
International Development Research Centre
 6,860
Canada average
 1,586
Global average
 5,254
Subscribers (2019)
International Development Research Centre
 5,043
Followers (2019)
International Development Research Centre
 20,787
Canada average
 3,864
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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