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Annual Report 2010

The annual report for the year 2010. Download PDF

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Chad, the Challenge of Development: Policy Implications of the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Project

In the prelude to the current scramble for natural resources in Africa, several leading global oil companies and the World Bank (WB) got engaged in 2000 in a large oil extraction and export project in Chad, with a pipeline built across Cameroon to the Atlantic. The revenue management system then adopted by Chad under WB advice, designed to ensure…

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Canadian Development Report 2010

A Global Crisis of Development: Responses and Responsibilities From greater accountability in international institutions to reducing income inequality and persistent poverty, increasing aid effectiveness and promoting gender equality, this year’s CDR report is a must-read for those who want to understand the impact of the crisis on development and hope to draw important lessons for…

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How to Prevent the Next Crisis: Lessons from Countries that Weathered the Storm Better

This policy brief highlights results from the third workshop in The North-South Institute’s Policy Responses to Unfettered Finance (PRUF) project, launched in 2008. Author: Aniket Bhushan Download PDF

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Gender Equality and Trade: Coordinating Compliance Between Regimes

This policy brief focuses on gender equality and trade and coordinating compliance between regimes. Author: Heather Gibbs Download PDF

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The Diaspora Giving Back: Strengthening Health Care Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

This policy brief focuses on a project of The North-South Institute, in collaboration with the Southern African Network of Nurses and Midwives and the Somerset West Community Health Centre, on diaspora giving back and the strengthening health care systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Download PDF

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa: National Stakeholder Engagement Workshops

This narrative report covers five National Stakeholder Engagement Workshops on Domestic Resource Mobilization organized by The NorthSouth Institute in collaboration with the Banque de la Republique du Burundi in Bujumbura; the Prime Minister’s Office in Cameroon; the Department for International Development country office in Ethiopia; the Tanzania Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Finance, Uganda….

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It’s Our Turn to Rule: The 30% Gender Quota Campaign in Sierra Leone

This paper reviews the 30% Gender Quote Campaign in Sierra Leone. Author: Aisha Fofana Ibrahim, NSI Helleiner Visiting Fellow 2009-2010 Download PDF

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa

An overview of domestic resource mobilization in Africa. Author: Roy Culpeper and Aniket Bhushan Report Policy Brief

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Free, Prior and Informed Consent and Prior Consultation for Indigenous Peoples and Black Communities – International and Colombian standards in the Extractive Sector

This workshop report (available in Spanish and English) summarizes the main discussion and presentations at a workshop that brought diverse actors (ethnic communities, government, company, non-governmental organizations and national and international experts) together to discuss free, prior and informed consent and extractives. Authors: Edited by Viviane Weitzner, Gladys Jimeno, Plutarco Sandoval and Federico Herrera. Download…

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Tanzania

This report and policy brief focuses on Domestic Resource Mobilization in Tanzania. Author: Nehemiah E. Osoro Report Policy Brief

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Uganda

This report and policy brief focus on domestic resource mobilization in Uganda. Author: John Mary Matovu Report Policy Brief

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Burundi

This report and policy brief focus on domestic resource mobilization in Burundi. Author: Astere Girukwigomba Report Policy Brief

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Cameroon

This report and policy brief focuses on domestic resource mobilization in Cameroon. Author: Sunday Khan Report Policy Brief

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Domestic Resource Mobilization in Ethiopia

This report and policy brief focus on domestic resource mobilization in Ethiopia. Author: Tsegabirhan Weldegiorigis Abay Report Policy brief

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Canadian Banks in the Financial and Economic Crisis

An interesting aspect of the 2007/2008 financial crisis was the remarkable success of the Canadian banks in weathering it as compared to banks in most other countries. Canada was the only G7 country that did not have a government bank bailout. Canadian banks remained profitable through the crisis. A World Economic Forum report ranked Canada…

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The Canadian Exception to the Financial Crisis: Canada’s Macroeconomic Policy Framework

Although far from unscathed by the current crisis, Canada has for a number of reasons experienced a lower degree of financial turmoil than the United States. Undoubtedly, many of the reasons relate to the nature of Canada’s financial sector and its regulatory regime. These factors are examined elsewhere (see papers by Bhushan, Heidrich and Letourneau, and Porter). But did…

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Canadian Banks Abroad: Expansion and Exposure to the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis

Banking is one of the most internationalised sectors of the Canadian economy, whereby the five largest institutions have important assets abroad, and operate extensive retail banking networks in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and East Asia. Using a literature review, this paper assesses first the factors that have driven this foreign expansion of Canada’s main financial institutions for the…

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Securities and Housing Finance in Canada and the Global Financial Crisis

The paper is organized in two main parts. Part 1 provides background information on Canadian securities markets and the housing finance system, highlighting key elements of the market structure and regulation. Part 2 puts forward four propositions on Canada’s resilience for further discussion: the ‘domesticness’ argument; strong learning from past experience; principles-based and outcome oriented regulation; and a…

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Enhancing Domestic Resource Mobilization for Effective Development: Role of the Donor Community

This paper is on the role of the donor community in enhancing domestic resource mobilization for effective development. Author: Yiagadeesen Samy & Aniket Bhushan Download PDF

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