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Taskforce on Human Rights in Asia

Feb 7 2013

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The North-South Institute Boardroom 500 – 55 Murray Street, Ottawa This roundtable was the third in a series of three thematic consultations held across Canada to seek insights from Canadians with a wide range of expertise and experience on human rights issues in Asia. Members of…

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Discussion on the Future Trends in International Development

Feb 1 2013

The North-South Institute will host a discussion with its stakeholders, partners and colleagues in the donor, academic and research communities to consult on current and future trends in international development. Friday, February  1, 2013 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The North-South Institute, Boardroom 55 Murray Street, Suite 500 The discussion will be focused on the…

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Review and Update of the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies

Jan 22 2013

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The North-South Institute Boardroom 55 Murray Street, Suite 500 Ottawa, Ontario The North-South Institute hosted this consultative meeting which brought together a range of stakeholders including development-oriented organizations and foundations, academic and applied research institutions, professional organizations and societies, labor organizations, Indigenous Peoples representatives, persons with…

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Political Decentralization and Natural Resource Governance in Nigeria

Dec 18 2012

The North-South Institute recently held a discussion with its Helleiner Visiting Research Fellow, Vanessa Ushie, on Political Decentralisation and Natural Resource Governance in Nigeria. Tuesday, December 18, 2012 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The North-South Institute, Boardroom Suite 500, 55 Murray Street Since 1999, political decentralization in Nigeria has not led to improved transparency and accountability in the management…

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Do Legislatures Matter? Strengthening Governance in Africa

Dec 6 2012

A Roundtable Discussion Wednesday, December 12, 2012 The North-South Institute, Boardroom Suite 500, 55 Murray Street On Wednesday December 12, NSI convened a small group of parliamentarians, policymakers and practitioners to discuss the effectiveness of legislatures and how to improve governance in Africa. The discussion benefited from the insight of, among others, Senator Raynell Andreychuk,…

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Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia: Progress, Risks and Prospects

Nov 1 2012

NSI, in partnership with The Asian Development Bank, hosted a discussion on “Regional Cooperation and Integration in Asia: Progress, Risks and Prospects” presented by Mr. Iwan J. Azis, Head of the ADB’s Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI). Mr. Azis’s presentation was followed by two expert discussants, Mr. Jeff Nankivell, Regional Director General for Asia,…

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Roderick Abbott, former Deputy Director-General of the WTO on International Trade

Oct 1 2012

NSI hosted a meeting with Roderick Abbott who discussed issues relating to international trade with NSI staff, government representatives and CSOs. His discussion was based on two themes, international trade and poverty as issues close to WTO’s concern, such as ‘subsidising imports’ and ‘ controlling exports’. He also spoke about the BRICS and what they…

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Nena Stoiljkovic, VP of Business Advisory Services, IFC, World Bank Group

Sep 18 2012

Ms. Stolijkovic engaged in dialogue with NSI, CSOs and members of the academic community regarding the work of the Business Advisory Services at the IFC which plays a role in unlocking investment and helping businesses expand and create jobs by providing advice, problem solving, and training to companies, industries and national and local governments in…

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Caroline Heider, Director-General of the Independent Evaluation Group (IOG) at the World Bank Group.

Jul 3 2012

NSI hosted a meeting with Caroline Heider, Director-General of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) at the World Bank Group. Ms. Heider learned about the work of NSI and discussed research priorities and areas for possible collaboration between NSI and the Bank. A group of other locally-based CSOs participated in the meeting and shared their research…

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David Roodman, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Development

Jun 21 2012

NSI hosted David Roodman, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Development, who made a presentation on his recent book titled “Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance”. Mr. Roodman discussed the results of his comprehensive survey as well as his recommendations on how to meet the financial needs of the poor. This event was…

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