The project is funded by international Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada through a principal agreement with the University of Cape Town, South Africa under the title "Research into Open Educational Resources for Development" (ROER4D). The project covering eleven sub-projects intends to improve educational policy, practice and research developing countries by better understanding the use and impact of Open Educational Resources (OER).

About IDRC

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian Crown corporation established by an act of Parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their problems. IDRC encourages and supports researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face. Its goal is to find ways to reduce poverty, improve health, support innovation, and safeguard the environment. Many of these initiatives create opportunities for researchers from Canada and the developing world to collaborate on research of common interest. Most of IDRC’s funding comes from annual appropriations from Canada’s Parliament. IDRC also receives funds from other sources, such as foundations and other Canadian and international organizations that support international development or fund research. IDRC is guided by an international Board of Governors.