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Board of Governors, which provides our strategic direction, reviews all our activities, and approves budgets. The Canadian government appoints governors on the basis of their concern for, and expertise in science, management, and development issues.
The chairperson of IDRC’s board presents an annual report to Parliament through the Minister of International Development.
IDRC’s day-to-day operations are overseen by the President, who is the chief executive officer. He also sits on the Board. The Centre Management Committee supports the President in setting objectives, overseeing programs, and directing staff.


IDRC announces scale-up of four ground-breaking solutions to improve food security in developing countries


The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) announced four new projects to make food more secure and nutritious in developing countries. These projects are part of an effort to scale up the most promising research carried out...

Global Health Research Initiative Secretariat closes


As of April 1, 2015, the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) Secretariat was closed. The Secretariat, housed at IDRC, consisted of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and...


Experts gather in South Africa to discuss research findings from the Safe and Inclusive Cities program


IDRC, the Wits School of Governance’s Public Safety Programme, and GIZ’s Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme will convene experts to discuss preliminary findings of the Safe and Inclusive Cities research program (SAIC) on April 24...

Highlight: Pioneering study reveals importance of land tenure in Nairobi settlement


The findings of a pioneering study linking services to justice and land tenure were presented in Nairobi on February 5, 2015. The study, carried out by multiple stakeholders, shows that land tenure is critical to improving basic services and access...

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