From 2006 – 2010 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade made available the International Development Research Fund (IDRF) to support independent research that was likely to improve development policy and practice.
The fund was open to New Zealand based researchers carrying out research in partnership with researchers from developing countries. Research supported by the fund was chosen for its focus on advancing development policy, practice and outcomes in developing countries, and for its relevance to the New Zealand development community and partner countries.
The IDRF funding scheme finished in 2011, and the research function was replaced by the new Strategic Evaluation and Research Programme.
The completed IDRF Research reports are available for viewing and download below. These reports were produced and published independently and do not necessarily represent the views of the Ministry.
Assessment of biogeochemical mercury cycling: Sekotong artisanal mining area, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (WNT) Province, Indonesia
Dr Chris Anderson I Massey University I 2010
Full Report (PDF, 2.70MB)
Researching SWAps in Pacific Education: A study of experiences in Solomon Islands and Tonga
Dr Eve Coxon I University of Auckland I March 2011
Full Report (PDF, 1.61MB)
Fiji Eye Health Survey
Fred Hollows Foundation I December 2010
Improving yields and fertilizer efficiency in the South Pacific
Dr Jeff Reid I Wyldam Enterprises Ltd I December 2009
Full Report (PDF, 1MB)
Sharing the Riches of Tourism: Exploring How Tourism Can Contribute More Effectively to Poverty Alleviation in the Pacific
Dr Regina Scheyvens I Massey University
Literature Review I August 2009 (PDF, 595KB)
Summary Report I March 2010 (PDF, 2.45MB)
Control of Parasites in Ruminant Livestock
Dr Robin McFarlane I Lincoln University I September 2011
Full Report (PDF, 887KB)
Rugby League as a Tool for Development in Papua New Guinea
Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers I Massey University
Literature Review (PDF, 221KB) I TBC