International Development Research Centre (IDRC)


  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff101-250
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1970
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change. A Crown corporation, they support leading thinkers who advance knowledge and solve practical development problems. They 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 their development partners, they multiply the impact of their investment and bring innovations to more people in more countries around the world. They offer fellowships and awards to nurture a new generation of development leaders. Their head office is located in Ottawa, Canada, while four regional offices keep them close to their work. They are located in Cairo, Egypt; Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; and New Delhi, India. IDRC is governed by a board of up to 14 governors, whose chairperson reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Development. IDRC was established by an act of Canada’s parliament in 1970 with a mandate “to initiate, encourage, support, and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions.”

Where is International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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    Location of open jobs
    Projects1Location of contracts awarded


    Job openings over the past year

    113Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

      United States
    • Governor for the International Development Research Centre
      United States

    Staff at International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have experience in


    • research & development
    • development
    • reproductive health
    • monitoring / evaluation
    • international development


    • rockefeller foundation
    • the william and flora hewlett foundation
    • macarthur foundation
    • ford foundation


    • canada
    • kenya
    • united states
    • mexico
    • south africa


    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

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    Company Offices
    • United States (headquarters)
    • Ottawa
    • 150 Kent Street Ottawa, Ontario Canada


    Primary sectors

    Research & Development
    Reproductive Health
    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Market Research
    Events / Training
    Project Support
    Performance Measurement
    Banking & Finance Budgeting
    Architecture / Design
    Civil Rights

    Contract Awards

    Support to Create a Network of Open Data for Development Practitioners

    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    28 Dec 2017