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Annual Report 2000

The North-South Institute’s Annual Report for the year 2000. Download PDF

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Labour Standards and Poverty Reduction: International Strategies

This background document was produced by The North-South Institute for the workshop on Core Labour Standards and Poverty Reduction held December 4-5, 2000, in Aylmer, Quebec. The workshop discussed issues surrounding the role of labour standards and unions in development, and explored strategies and tools that development agencies might use in implementing core labour standards…

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Cohérence des politiques et interventions canadiennes dans la lutte contre la pauvreté – Mali

(available in French only) Cette étude sur la cohérence des politiques canadiennes envers le Mali fait partie des cas de trois pays étudiés dans le cadre du projet de l’Institut Nord-Sud sur la pauvreté et la cohérence des politiques (les deux autres pays sont le Bangladesh et la Jamaïque). Elle s’appuie sur toute une série d’entrevues tenues au…

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Systemic Reform at a Standstill: A Flock of “Gs” in Search of Global Financial Stability

This paper critically surveys what has been achieved to date under the leadership of the world’s great economic powers by examining current prospects for the global economy in the wake of the most recent round of financial crises. It particularly considers the accomplishments and shortcomings of the “flock of Gs” — the various groups formed by the leading industrial countries…

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Engaging with Civil Society: Lessons from the OAS, FTAA, and Summits of the Americas

This discussion paper addresses a theme that has generated heated debate among policymakers and representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) throughout the Americas: how and whether to incorporate civil society views into multilateral instruments and processes. The paper considers how the views of CSOs are being incorporated within the Organization of American States (OAS), the Presidential Summits of the Americas, and within the current…

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Canadian Development Report 2000

A review of Canadian foreign policy toward developing countries at the turn of the century, the Canadian Development Report 2000 examines whether Canada’s actions have lived up to its rhetoric in the areas of trade, human security, development assistance, and debt relief. It also shows how support seems to be building in Canada for a…

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