International Development Research Centre
"A public corporation, IDRC was created by the Parliament of Canada in 1970.
IDRC's mandate, as stated in the International Development Research Centre Act, is:
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.
In doing so, the Centre helps developing countries use science and knowledge to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face."
Source: IDRC Website
Français: Centre de Recherches pour le Développement International