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IDRC is guided by an international
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 Foreign Affairs.
 
IDRC’s day-to-day operations are overseen by the President, who is the chief executive officer. He also sits on the Board. The Senior Management Committee supports the President in setting objectives, overseeing programs, and directing staff.

News

New directors at IDRC

13/10/2014

IDRC welcomes Véronique Duvieusart, CHRP, as the new Director of Human Resources.  Before joining IDRC, Duvieusart was Director, Human Resources Shared Services at the University of Ottawa. She has also held various human resources management roles...

Read IDRC's 2013-2014 annual report

06/10/2014

IDRC’s support for research in developing countries contributes to Canada’s key foreign policy priorities by using science and innovation to increase food security, stimulate sustainable economic growth, advance democracy, promote security, and...

Events

Highlight: EcoHealth 2014 conference

11/08/2014

More than 500 researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners from 60 countries gathered in Montréal in August for EcoHealth 2014. They shared their perspectives on a research approach that looks at the links between ecosystems and human...

Let’s grow food security worldwide

16/10/2014

To celebrate World Food Day, CARE Canada and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invite you to a conference on world food security.    Some 805 million people around the world don’t have access to enough food to lead a...

Governance
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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