The North-South Institute



People-powered Accountability: Innovative Ideas for Monitoring Progress Beyond 2015 – DCF Side Event

Jul 11 2014

The Fourth Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) took place at the UN headquarters in New York on 10 – 11 July 2014. A range of stakeholders had the opportunity to participate in an open dialogue on the future of development cooperation in the post-2015 development agenda.  As part of DCF activities, CIVICUS, Social Watch, and NSI organized a…

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Post-2015 Data Test: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level

Apr 24 2014

The North-South Institute (NSI) and partner research institutions from the global South have launched the Post-2015 Data Test, a multi-country research initiative that examines how the universal post-2015 development agenda can be applied and measured across a variety of country contexts. On Thursday, April 24th, NSI organized a one-day workshop at the International Development Research Centre,…

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Making Development More Effective: The Future of Aid in an Age of Austerity

Mar 28 2014

On March 28th, 2014, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and the North-South Institute (NSI) gathered a panel of experts to shine a light on Canadian development spending. Insights, data and recommendations were shared and the floor was opened up for a Q&A session with the public. Our panelists took stock of what international development means to…

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Leveraging Open Data to Analyze Canada’s Development Spending

Mar 27 2014

On Thursday, March 27th, The North-South Institute and Engineers Without Borders Canada hosted a small policy roundtable where they shared their findings from recent research leveraging open data to analyze lapses in Canada’s development spending. The purpose of the roundtable was to discuss how NGOs, CSOs, and other analysts can affect change not only by shedding light on the data,…

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Mining Sector: The Future of the South African Economy

Nov 27 2013

On Wednesday, November 27th, The High Commission for the Republic of South Africa, in collaboration with The North-South Institute, hosted a luncheon and panel with the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe on the mining sector in South Africa. This timely event featured an address by the Deputy President as well as…

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Roundtable with World Bank Chief Economist Dr. Kaushik Basu

Nov 22 2013

On Friday November 22nd, The North-South Institute hosted a small roundtable discussion with Dr. Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank. The objective of the roundtable was to convene leaders from the Canadian research, civil society and private sectors to engage in an informal dialogue with Dr. Basu. Discussed was the…

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Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level: An Early Examination of Candidate Post-2015 Goals, Targets and Indicators

Nov 21 2013

 November 21st, 2013 United Nations Foundation, New York   As the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches,  The North-South Institute and Centre for Policy Dialogue, in association with the Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals, are leading an initiative titled, “Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level: An Early…

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From MDGs to Post-2015: Global Development in a Changing World

Nov 14 2013

The North-South Institute, in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, organized a special event on the future of global development goals. The event took stock of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and brought together a range of perspectives on what the priorities…

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Brown Bag – Mapping Private Sector Engagements in Development Cooperation

Nov 5 2013

This brown bag lunch presented the findings from a mapping study that resulted from the collaboration between two IDRC research awardees and two researchers from the North South Institute, between February and June 2013. This report presents the findings from a preliminary exploration into how different development cooperation actors engage the private sector for development, and unpacks the…

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Open Data, Transparency and International Development

Oct 28 2013

On October 28th 2013, The North-South Institute (NSI) hosted the Ottawa event of Global Transparency Week (GTW). The event featured a dynamic panel discussion on open data, transparency and its role in international development followed by an open discussion and debate. Read the summary report. Read the op-ed. Panelists: Leveraging Open Data: the Canadian International…

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