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Joining forces with other donors

Most of IDRC’s funding comes from the Government of Canada. During 2009–2010 Parliamentary appropriations totalled $174 million, representing 81% of IDRC’s budget.

IDRC also joins forces with other funders to increase the resources going toward research that addresses the needs of developing countries. At March 31, 2010, we were involved with 20 partners in 50 multi-year donor agreements worth $322.1 million.  These donor partners include bilateral aid agencies, multilateral organizations, foundations, and the private sector. Since 1979, IDRC has entered into agreements with more than 175 donors.
 
These collaborations have co-funded large and long-term research programs, such as:
We also join with other Canadian agencies to create opportunities for researchers from Canada and the developing world to collaborate on research of common interest. These programs include:
And IDRC collaborates with the three Canadian granting councils — the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council — in the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change.
 

Latest Results

Raising sheep is an important economic activity in Mali, especially for women. But fodder shortages and high feed costs limit sheep production, especially during the dry season. Canadian and Malian researchers have found that the leaves of three...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South AfricaBridging gender gaps with dairy goats and root crops

Latest Results

A smartphone application developed with IDRC support is helping primary animal health workers (PAHWs) in Laos PDR to quickly and accurately answer questions and treat poultry. The app is also helping farmers raise healthier animals and improve their...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheep Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South AfricaBridging gender gaps with dairy goats and root crops

Latest Results

From refugee camps in Jordan and Sudan, to natural disasters in Haiti and Pakistan, to famines from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, conflicts and natural disasters occurring in the last several decades have pushed the global humanitarian system to...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food security Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South AfricaBridging gender gaps with dairy goats and root crops

Latest Results

South African and Canadian scientists are developing two innovative livestock vaccines that are affordable and heat-stable, while giving long-term protection.With the 5-in-1 vaccine, a single injection will protect goats, sheep, and cattle against...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian response Five diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South AfricaBridging gender gaps with dairy goats and root crops

Latest Results

Introducing dairy goats in semi-arid regions of Tanzania has led to farmers earning US$160 from milk sales during the first lactation, as well as an increase in household milk consumption.   In these trials led by Canadian and Tanzanian...
Women turn to tree forage to fatten their sheepUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in South Africa Bridging gender gaps with dairy goats and root crops
Donor Partners
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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