International Development Research Centre

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International Development Research Centre
International Development Research Centre.svg
Centre overview
Formed1970
TypeCrown corporation
JurisdictionGovernment of Canada
Headquarters150 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 0B2
Annual budget$191.6 m CAD (2019-20)[1]
Minister responsible
Centre executives
  • Margaret Biggs, Chairperson
  • Jean Lebel, President
Parent departmentGlobal Affairs Canada
Websitewww.idrc.ca

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC; French: Centre de recherches pour le développement international, CRDI) is a Canadian federal Crown corporation that funds research and innovation within and alongside developing regions as part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts.[2]

IDRC was established by the Parliament of Canada in 1970 under The International Development Research Centre Act, which directs IDRC "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."[2][3]

IDRC is governed by a board of governors, whose chairperson reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Development.[2] IDRC's head office is located in Ottawa, Ontario, with regional offices located in Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Amman, Jordan; New Delhi, India.[2][4]

Governance[edit]

IDRC is governed by a board of governors, whose chairperson reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Development.[2] As the chief executive officer, the president of IDRC oversees the day-to-day operations, and also sits on the Board of Governors.[5]

The Board includes:[5]

Regional directors:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.idrc.ca/en/stories/annual-report-2019-2020
  2. ^ a b c d e "About IDRC | IDRC - International Development Research Centre". www.idrc.ca. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  3. ^ http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/I-19.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.idrc.ca/en/documents/idrc-at-forty.pdf
  5. ^ a b c "Governance | IDRC - International Development Research Centre". www.idrc.ca. Retrieved May 3, 2021.

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