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Annual Report 2009

The annual report for the year 2009. Download PDF

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From the Ground-Up: Governance and Security Sector Reform in Policy and Practice

This paper will investigate and reflect on opportunities and challenges to gender-equal access  to justice in Afghanistan, and the consequences of unequal access for efforts to promote  gender equality. It takes as its basis the notion that legal justice and social justice are intimately linked. Since 2001, the Afghan government, with support from the international…

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Équité de Genre, Justice et Sécurité en Haïti

(only available in French) Après avoir situé les motivations, les objectifs et les aspects méthodologiques et techniques entourant la production de ce travail, le rapport situe en première partie ce qu’est l’accès à la justice et à la sécurité au niveau théorique en fournissant une description des deux secteurs. Il poursuit en précisant qu’en Haïti,…

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Assessing Gendered Access to Justice in Afghanistan

This paper will investigate and reflect on opportunities and challenges to gender-equal access  to justice in Afghanistan, and the consequences of unequal access for efforts to promote  gender equality. It takes as its basis the notion that legal justice and social justice are intimately  linked. Author: Hangama Anwari, Cheshmak Farhoumand-Sims and Krista Nerland Download PDF

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The Future of Canada’s Engagement in Sudan

The following note has been compiled by the North-South Institute on behalf of the Sudan Inter-Agency Reference Group (SIARG) to inform a consultation requested by the Government of Canada’s Sudan Task Force on the future of Canada’s engagement in Sudan. This short think piece provides a sampling of SIARG membership views on Canadian engagement and…

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Elections and Conflict: Promoting Good Practice in Electoral Conflict Management

In fragile states and conflict‐affected societies, successful elections are more than a step towards democracy – they can represent a milestone towards achieving a peace agreement, a benchmark for a peacekeeping exit plan, or a re‐evaluation of the aid relationship from stabilization to long‐term development. However, elections have also been known to prompt new or renewed violence. As a…

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Police Reform in Southern Sudan – Measuring the Public’s Sense of Security

This policy brief focuses on police reform in Southern Sudan and measuring the public’s sense of security. Download PDF

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Police Reform in Southern Sudan

This policy brief summarized the findings from the first ever locally-led policy research project on Security Sector Reform (SSR) with a focus on police reform and community security issues in Southern Sudan. It was conducted by the Centre for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS) at the University of Juba, in collaboration with The North-South Institute,…

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Development Effectiveness: Towards New Understandings

This issues brief focuses on aid and development effectiveness. Download PDF

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CDR 2009

Canadian Development Report 2009

Financing Development in Times of Global Crisis The Canadian Development Report 2009 ties together four chapters examining ways nations and the international community can ensure funding for sustainable and equitable development. This 11th edition of the CDR analyzes the current financial crisis, the challenges in making aid more effective, and discusses new ways of financing…

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Promoting Human Rights through Private Sector Development: Summary Report of the Panel Discussion

In 2008, The North-South Institute prepared a discussion paper on Promoting Human Rights and Private Sector Development.  The study points out that while there have been decades of experience by development agencies with both private sector development (PSD) and human rights based approaches as tools for poverty reduction, the links between the two in the…

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Principal Challenges of the National Police for Better Public Security and Strengthened Democracy

This report documents and analyzes the main challenges faced by Burundi’s national police service as it continues its reform and professionalization process. The principal challenges identified in the report include: whether and how to vet personnel accused of human rights violations during the civil war, how to overcome its military culture, and how to improve…

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Beyond Band-Aid Solutions to the Crisis, Towards a New Development Paradigm

This policy brief focuses on solutions to the crisis and new development paradigms. Author: Aniket Bhushan Download PDF

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