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IRD, CIRAD and UNEP sign a cooperation framework agreement
IRD, CIRAD and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have just signed a framework agreement for scientific cooperation during the One Planet Summit held in Nairobi (Kenya) on 14 March 2019. This multidisciplinary agreement concerns the major challenges of the global environment and...
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IRD celebrates its 75th anniversary

In 2019, IRD is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Unique both in terms of its missions and its response model, the Institute will highlight its rich variety of scientific partnerships with countries of the Global South and its latest work to support development through a range of events organised in...

Personal data
Respecting private lives and protecting personal data is particularly important to the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) and it is therefore undertaking steps to protect the personal data that it processes for its business needs. To this end, the IRD is committed to upholding the...


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The IRD around the world

The IRD relies on its network of representatives abroad to organise its collaborations.

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Working together
Joining the IRD means using your skills to help achieve sustainable development.
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Working together on science that supports development

As a multidisciplinary institute, the IRD demonstrates the importance of its unique approach by conducting research appropriate for addressing major development challenges.

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A key stakeholder in sustainable development science

The French National Research Institute for Development (IRD) is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary organisation working primarily in partnership with Mediterranean and intertropical countries.



Climate: IPCC experts issue another warning

On Monday 8 October, experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) published their findings, in a Special report, on the possible consequences of a global warming of 1.5°C and the measures required to limit the impact of climate change.

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The IRD celebrates the International Year of the Reef

2018 has been declared the third international year of the reef. IRD is rising to this occasion, and helping the public to discover partnered research on this essential theme, during events organised this year in mainland and overseas France. You can also discover all the resources available - films...