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Annual Report 2008

The annual report for the year 2008. Download PDF

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Haiti and the Reform of the Haitian National Police

This report (available only in French) documents the history of the Haitian National Police (HNP), its origins and the plans developed to reform it, and explores four central questions: What reforms are currently being undertaken? What are the impacts of these reforms? What can explain these outcomes? What alternative approaches could result in more sustainable…

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Human Rights and Public Sector Development

There is a growing consensus that development cooperation activities should promote human rights, and that human rights can promote development. Many donor agencies, including Canada, have adopted human rights policies that guide their development cooperation activities. While there have been several decades of experience by international development agencies with both private sector development (PSD) as a tool for poverty…

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The Paradoxes of Peacebuilding Post-9/11

What kind of peace is possible in the post-9/11 world? Is sustainable peace an illusion in a world where foreign military interventions are replacing peace negotiations as starting points for postwar reconstruction? Grappling with these questions, this book presents six provocative case studies authored by respected peacebuilding practitioners in their own societies. The studies address…

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We the Peoples 2008

We the Peoples 2008, is a survey-based joint project of The North- South Institute and the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). Its goal is to encourage and support the engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) with the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), document and report on the CSOs’ involvement in…

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Reforming Aid and Development Cooperation: Accra, Doha and Beyond

This policy note draws on key findings from NSI’s conference Does aid work? Can it work better? Crucial questions on the road to Accra and Doha to analyze some of the challenges associated with improving aid effectiveness and impact. It makes a number of policy recommendations, directed particularly at donors. Download PDF

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The Currency Transaction Tax – A Bold Idea for Financing Development

Global problems require bold solutions and the Currency Transaction Tax (CTT) is one such innovative idea. It proposes a small levy on foreign exchange transactions, using the money raised to finance development projects for the global public good. Download PDF

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Canadian Development Report 2008

Fragile States or Failing Development? The Canadian Development Report 2008 – Fragile States or Failing Development? – features four chapters outlining current debates on fragile states including essays on the role of gender equality, the militarization of peacebuilding and the war on terror, and the role of aid in state fragility. The book also focuses…

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International Development and Southern Perspectives on Reform

This synthesis report presents the key findings and results of a research program that explores Southern perspectives on reforming the international development architecture. This architecture has long been criticized by developing countries as inequitable, and by developed countries as ineffective. The earliest post-war reform initiatives were launched by developing countries. Involving system-wide reform that extended…

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