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International Development Research Centre (Canada)

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Works: 5,403 works in 9,015 publications in 4 languages and 361,281 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Periodicals  Bibliographies  Directories  Abstracts 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: SB123.3, 327.17
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Investigación y desarrollo participativo para la agricultura y el manejo sostenible de recursos naturales : libro de consulta( )

7 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 3,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La investigación y el desarrollo ya no pueden ser de dominio exclusivo de los científicos. Con el fin de encontrar soluciones sustentables a los problemas del desarrollo, debe participar un amplio espectro de actores. Es crucial, por ejemplo, que las partes interesadas locales aporten al proceso. La investigación y el desarrollo participativo ofrecen un modelo incluyente de este tipo. Este libro de referencia de tres volúmenes ofrece un fácil acceso a conceptos y prácticas de investigación y desarrollo participativo probados en el terreno a profesionales, investigadores y académicos. Además, p
The responsibility to protect : report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty by International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty( )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty ; December 2001."
Cultivating peace : conflict and collaboration in natural resource management by Daniel Buckles( )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether it be a local dispute between farmers and ranchers or an international clash over shared resources, people everywhere compete for the natural resources they need to ensure or enhance their quality of life. While the dimensions, levels, and intensity of conflict can vary greatly, so too can the opportunities for conflict resolution. This book presents original case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, interspersed with essays on the cultural dimensions of conflict, the meaning of stakeholder analysis, the impact of development interventions on peace and conflict, and the policy dimensions of conflict management. The case studies present developing-world experience on moving from conflict to collaborative modes of management. The accompanying essays draw on the case studies, grounding theory in hard-won experience.--Publisher's description
Growing better cities : urban agriculture for sustainable development by Luc J. A Mougeot( )

9 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM also has titles in French and Spanish
Gender mainstreaming in poverty eradication and the millennium development goals : a handbook for policy-makers and other stakeholders by Naila Kabeer( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and English and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Naila Kabeer brings together a set of arguments, findings and lessons from the development literature which help to explain why gender equality merits specific attention from policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders committed to the pursuit of pro-poor and human-centred development." "Neglect of gender inequalities in the distribution of resources, responsibilities and power in the processes of economic accumulation and social reproduction has a high cost, not only for women themselves but also for their children and other dependents and for the development of society as a whole. This book highlights the interconnections between production and reproduction within different societies, and women's critical role in straddling both, and points to the various synergies, trade-offs and externalities which these generate."--Jacket
Water : local-level management by David B Brooks( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, more than 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Within the next 25 years, fully one-third of the world's population will experience severe water scarcity. It is clear that disparities in the availability and supply of fresh water are truly a matter of life and death, and constitute one of the great governance imperatives of our time." "This publication summarizes the results of three decades of IDRC-supported research on water supply. It demonstrates that some of the most powerful responses to water scarcities have been mounted at the community or local level - in households, farmers' fields, villages, and city neighbourhoods. With a focus on research findings, and failures, this book presents solidly grounded propositions for decision-makers and for researchers. It goes on to form a series of clear and pointed recommendations for policy design and future research efforts, and concludes with an eye to the future of water supply and a presentation of some of the key resources in the field."--Jacket
La gestión forestal municipal en América Latina by Center for International Forestry Research( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book was written for three different purposes: (i) better understand the types of powers assigned to municipalities to this day, (ii) better understand the increasingly important role played by municipalities in forest management, (iii) analyze the opportunities that were created and the challenges faced by the decentralization processes in the region. The book compiles findings from in-depth studies conducted in 6 countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala
Information and communication technologies for development in Africa by Ramata Molo Thioune( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and French and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1997, IDRC launched its Acacia initiative in an effort to empower sub-Saharan African communities with the ability to apply new information and communication technologies, or ICTs, to their own social and economic development. Now, 6 years later, the Acacia initiative presents this unique and groundbreaking three-volume collection of original research on this important and timely issue. Volume 1: Opportunities and Challenges for Community Development looks at the introduction, adoption, and utilization of ICTs at the community level. In various contexts -- geographical, technological, socioeconomic, cultural, and institutional -- the book explores the questions of community participation. It looks at how communities in sub-Saharan Africa have reacted to the changes brought about by the introduction of these new ICTs and, in detail, presents both the opportunities and the challenges that ICTs present for community development. The book will be useful for both researchers and development practitioners active, or just embarking upon, an "ICT for development" program. It will also be a very useful reference tool not only for academics but also for policymakers, decisionmakers, and development professionals interested in the issue. Book jacket."--Jacket
Comanagement of natural resources : local learning for poverty reduction by Stephen R Tyler( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A key message to resource managers, policymakers, researchers, and development practitioners is that proposed solutions to NRM problems will be effective and lasting only if driven by the knowledge, action, and learning of local users. This book presents only a small sample of the research on community-based NRM supported by IDRC over the years."--Jacket
Digital poverty : Latin American and Caribbean perspectives by Hernan Galperin( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the problem of inadequate access to information and communication technology (ICT) and the need to develop appropriate pro-poor ICT policies within the Latin American and Caribbean context. The authors show how market reforms have failed to ensure that the benefits of the Information Society have spread across the many social and economic divides that characterize the region
African voices on structural adjustment : a companion to Our continent, our future by Codesria( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African Voices on Structural Adjustment presents 14 in-depth studies on the history and future of structural adjustment in Africa. Each study appraises the performance of structural adjustment policies (SAPs) with respect to a particular sector or issue. Each evaluates the compatibility of SAPs with the requirements for long-term development in Africa and, most importantly, each presents a truly African perspective. The contributors represent a outstanding collection of leading African economists and development experts
Fixing health systems by Don De Savigny( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1993, the World Development Report suggested that directing health care budgets more proportionally toward the local "burden of disease" could significantly lower rates of death and disease. As the original edition of Fixing Health Systems revealed, the TEHIP program provided powerful evidence in support of that hypothesis. In TEHIP's two Tanzanian test districts, for example, modest funding increases and sweeping organizational changes contributed to decreases in child mortality of more than 40%." "Now, this second edition moves beyond the hopeful story of how TEHIP's interlocking web of systemic reforms improved the health outlook in Tanzania. With a new epilogue and preface, this updated volume also explores how the TEHIP example has helped create a paradigm shift in Africa and within the global health community."--Jacket
Economic liberalization and political violence : utopia or dystopia? by Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrowing the concept of globalization to the more manageable notion of "neoliberalism", this book studies its effects on violent conflict and war-making. Using a variety of qualitative case studies from Latin America (Colombia, Peru, El Salvador and Guatemala) and sub-Saharan Africa (Cote d'Ivoire, Sudan and Uganda), the contributors demonstrate that the shift to neoliberal policies has produced widely diverging outcomes in different contexts
Reforming social policy : changing perspectives on sustainable human development by International Development Research Centre (Canada)( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the role of social policies in promoting development by looking at three countries (Canada, Ghana, and Chile) where governments have experimented with a variety of reform packages to address development objectives. Four common issues are addressed for each country: the historical & current context for social policy reforms; the rationale, principles, and expected outcomes of ongoing reforms; the dynamics & institutional underpinnings of the reforms; and any key issues for further research & analysis that emerged from the historical study of the country's social policies
Genes in the field : on-farm conservation of crop diversity by International Development Research Centre (Canada)( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diversity of crop plants is one of our most important biological resources, and the most important source of crop genes are the fields of peasant farmers in regions where crop domestication and evolution have occurred. Today, however, crop genes are threatened by social and technological change such as human population growth, the use of new agricultural technologies, the development of new varieties, and the commercialization of agriculture. Gene banks have been successful in capturing much of the genetic diversity of crop species, but it is also essential that the environmental systems w
Organizational assessment : a framework for improving performance by Charles Lusthaus( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a clear-cut methodology to diagnose institutional strengths and weakness at the onset of development activities. The authors examine all aspects of organizational performance, including the enabling environment, institutional capacity, management, financial viability, and staff motivation
Information and communication technologies for development in Africa by Tina James( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 looks at the introduction, adoption, and utilization of ICTs at the community level. In various contexts - geographical, technological, socioeconomic, cultural, and institutional - the book explores the questions of community participation. It looks at how communities in sub-Saharan Africa have reacted to the changes brought about by the introduction of these new ICTs and, in detail, presents both the opportunities and the challenges that ICTs present for community development. The book will be useful for both researchers and development practitioners active, or just embarking upon, an "ICT for development" program. It will also be a very useful reference tool not only for academics but also for policymakers, decision-makers, and development professionals interested in the issue
Agriculture in the city : a key to sustainability in Havana, Cuba by María Caridad Cruz( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the results of a 3-year research project on the history and state of urban agriculture in Havana, Cuba. A multidisciplinary team of 15 professionals, coordinated by the authors, assess the long-term potential for including urban agriculture in the social economies of two areas of Havana, as well as in city-wide environmental management programs. The results will be of particular interest to municipal, local, and community authorities considering how to convert emergency food-production measures into long-term support for urban agriculture, both for food self-reliance and for environmental enhancement (including park rehabilitation). The book will also be of interest to producers, students, decision-makers, and academics interested in sustainable management of the urban environment
Voices for change : participatory monitoring and evaluation in China by Ronnie Vernooy( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using concrete examples, this book shows that it is not only what is being assessed that matters, but also who is doing the assessment and for whom the assessments are intended
Tracking gender equity under economic reforms : continuity and change in South Asia by Swapna Mukhopadhyay( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles on women employees in economic development process in South Asia
 
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The responsibility to protect : report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty
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Cultivating peace : conflict and collaboration in natural resource managementGrowing better cities : urban agriculture for sustainable developmentGender mainstreaming in poverty eradication and the millennium development goals : a handbook for policy-makers and other stakeholdersWater : local-level managementLa gestión forestal municipal en América LatinaInformation and communication technologies for development in AfricaComanagement of natural resources : local learning for poverty reductionDigital poverty : Latin American and Caribbean perspectives
Alternative Names
C.I.I.D.

C.R.D.I.

Canada. Centre de recherches pour le développement international

Canada. International Development Research Centre

Centre de recherches pour le développement international (Canada)

Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo (Canada)

Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (Canada)

Centro Internacional de Investigación para el Desarrollo (Canada)

Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo

Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (Canada)

Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo de Canadá

CIID

CIID Canadá

CRDI

CRDI Canada

CRDI (Centre de recherches pour le développement international)

I.D.R.C.

IDRC

IDRC Canada

IDRC-CRDI

IDRC (International Development Research Centre)

International Development and Research Center (Canada)

International Development Research Center (Canada)

International Development Research Centre

International Development Research Centre of Canada

Kanadyn Olon Ulsyn Khȯgzhliĭn Sudalgaany Tȯv

Markaz al-Buḥūth lil-Tanmiyah al-Dawlīyah (Canada)

Olon Ulsyn Khȯgzhliĭn Sudalgaany Tȯv (Canada)

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English (207)

Spanish (18)

French (14)

Chinese (1)