About this series
This books series, jointly published by Springer and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), presents research monographs and edited volumes examining current research and innovation in international development, including studies in economic, social, political, and natural sciences. Drawing from the results of IDRC-funded research, the series will contribute new insight on the dynamics and evolution of international development, and will have implications for practice, policy, and teaching, thereby appealing to research and development professionals, decision-makers, educators, and students of development. IDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. IDRC also encourages sharing this knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most. For more information, visit IDRC’s website at IDRC.ca.