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Acronym: 
IDRC·CRDI

Location

Canada
CA

About IDRC

A Crown corporation, we support leading thinkers who advance knowledge and solve practical development problems. We provide the resources, advice, and training they need to implement and share their solutions with those who need them most. In short, IDRC increases opportunities—and makes a real difference in people’s lives.

Working with our development partners, we multiply the impact of our investment and bring innovations to more people in more countries around the world. We offer fellowships and awards to nurture a new generation of development leaders.

What we do

IDRC funds research in developing countries to create lasting change on a large scale.

To make knowledge a tool for addressing pressing challenges, we

- provide developing-country researchers financial resources, advice, and training to help them find solutions to local problems.

- encourage knowledge sharing with policymakers, researchers, and communities around the world.

- foster new talent by offering fellowships and awards.

- strive to get new knowledge into the hands of those who can use it.

In doing so, we contribute to Canada’s foreign policy, complementing the work of Global Affairs Canada, and other government departments and agencies.

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International Development Research Centre Resources

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Library Resource
Peer-reviewed publication
December, 2013
Uganda

The objective was to determine the influence of market access or lack of it, on farmer investment in soil and water conservation (SWC) technologies in the highlands of eastern Uganda. Linking farmers to better markets for their agricultural commodities would contribute to raising their incomes and motivate farmers’ adoption of conservation in SWC technologies. Areas of relatively high agricultural potential but remote from major markets face disincentives; when farmers are unable to transport produce to markets on time, they are left in the hands of middlemen who dictate low prices.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
August, 2013
Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain

The book examines the impacts of medium-
and large-scale mines on local communities, through six case
studies, analyzing both the socioeconomic and cultural
effects, as well as environmental impacts of mining
operations on the communities. From a multidimensional
perspective, studies investigate mining operations costs,
and benefits, with an emphasis on the sustainability of
benefits, and the outcomes of the legal, and consultative

Library Resource
Reports & Research
February, 2013
Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa

This project combines efforts of Canadian civil society and Nigerian communities to better understand the Reducing Emissions From Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) process to further environmental sustainability in forest dependent communities. The research project documented from the perspective of forest communities in Cross River State, the minimum set of rules for any effective REDD scheme to enhance livelihoods of poor communities using forest resources in West Africa.

Library Resource

Par: Jemimah Njuki and Pascal C. Sanginga. Publié par: Taylor & Francis, IDRC / 2013-10-30

Journal Articles & Books
January, 2013
Global

En présentant des données empiriques issues du Kenya, de la Tanzanie et du Mozambique, et relatives à différents systèmes de production, cet ouvrage démontre que le bétail est un bien d’importance pour les femmes et leur participation aux marchés où s’écoulent les bêtes et les produits de l’élevage.

Library Resource

By: Jemimah Njuki and Pascal C. Sanginga. Published by: Taylor & Francis, IDRC / 2013-10-30

Journal Articles & Books
January, 2013
Global

Providing empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, and from different production systems, this book illustrates that livestock is an important asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets to women, focusing on how the types of markets and products, and women’s participation in markets, influence their access to livestock income.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
December, 2012
Eastern Africa

The security of women’s entitlement to land and land-based resources in the East Africa region has been compromised by a combination of unfavourable laws and government policies, socio-economic change toward greater commoditization of and competition for land and land-based resources, and exclusionary practices defended as ‘customary’. Law, policy, and practice have excluded women in land ownership and control and made their access tenuous.

Library Resource
Peer-reviewed publication
December, 2012
Vietnam

We draw on empirical results from three case studies of property rights change across forest and fisheries ecosystems in central Vietnam to investigate the circumstances under which collective property rights may make sense. A
generic property rights framework was used to examine the bundles of rights and associated rights holders in each case, and to assess these arrangements with regard to their contextual fit, legitimacy and enforceability. The cases illustrate the interactions between private and collective rights to lands and resources, and the

Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
December, 2012
Bangladesh, Congo, Ethiopia, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand

Through six themes: tenure policy; water management; sustainable housing; waste treatment and recycling practices; urban agriculture; and construction practices, nine case studies address diverse urban sustainability challenges facing cities in Peru, Senegal, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Thailand, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Developed in partnership with low-income city dwellers, the authors propose small changes in practice and structure, which can create more balanced, healthy, and sustainable habitats. The book offers insights into both theory and practice.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
December, 2012
Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

Owing to the fact that women have different knowledge, access to, and control over resources, and different opportunities to participate in decisions regarding resource use and management from men, the study focuses on gendered differences in livelihood strategies, identifying factors that preclude women from benefitting in livelihood projects and accessing livelihood resources. Qualitative data for the study was collected through gender disaggregated group discussions in two districts, Mvomero and Kongwa in Tanzania.

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