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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 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.


Expanding opportunities for the women who feed Africa


​Eighty percent of Africa’s food comes from small-scale farmers, the vast majority of them women. But with limited or no ownership or control of their land, capital, or labour, women farmers are being left behind – limiting their livelihoods and...

IDRC and CIHR Presidents meet with African health leaders


​IDRC President Jean Lebel and the President of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Alain Beaudet, are meeting with African health leaders in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda, from September 21 to 28, 2015. This first joint IDRC and...


José Antonio Ocampo - Rural Development in a Post-conflict Colombia


José Antonio Ocampo Renowned development economist, Head, Misión Rural, Colombia’s post-conflict commission on rural development, and Professor, Columbia University   When: Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Where:...

Highlight: Examining research funding in Arab countries


​IDRC brought together senior managers from research funds and granting councils in 12 countries to share their experience on rallying domestic research efforts and organizing competitive calls for proposals.  Expected results Research funders seek...

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