Foresight Directory

International Development Research Centre

Organisation Canada, North America

As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) champions and funds research and innovation within and alongside developing regions to drive global change. We invest in high-quality research in developing countries, share knowledge with researchers and policymakers for greater uptake and use, and mobilize our global alliances to build a more sustainable and inclusive world.

IDRC is new to strategic foresight as of 2021. Given the ten-year focus of Strategy 2030, and the opportunity to maintain a longer-term view of the development landscape, the Centre has begun supporting strategic foresight initiatives to address the new research questions and dynamics that may emerge in the coming 15-20 years.

Our programming focuses on Climate-Resilient Food Systems, Democratic and Inclusive Governance, Education and Science, Global Health and Sustainable Inclusive Economies.

Our head office is located in Ottawa, Canada, while five regional offices keep us close to the researchers and projects we fund. The regional offices are located in Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Amman, Jordan; and New Delhi, India.

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