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Freedom through Association: Realizing the Potential of West Africa’s Female Police Staff Associations

Summarizing the findings of NSI’s report, Freedom through Association: Assessing the Contribution of Female Police Staff Associations to Gender-Sensitive Police Reform in West Africa, this policy brief identifies the ways that female police staff associations in Anglophone West Africa can improve the situation of women in police services by empowering them and helping them become…

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Educating for Peace in South Sudan

This policy brief explores challenges to building a peaceful society in South Sudan through education. It examines existing efforts, identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for how to improve peace, civic and citizenship education in South Sudan. Author: Jenny Becker Download PDF

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Improving Health Systems with the South Sudanese Diaspora: An Alternative Model for International Development?

This policy brief explores how  the South Sudanese diaspora  could be mobilized to support strengthening health care  delivery in South Sudan. It outlines opportunities, identifies challenges, and makes recommendations for how to benefit from engaging with the diaspora. Author: Barbara MacLaren Download PDF

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Caught in the Crossfire: Indigenous Peoples, Black Communities and Extractives in Colombia

This policy brief synthesizes the policy directions and recommendations emerging from a 30-month collaborative project between The North-South Institute (Canada), Proceso de Comunidades Negras (a national Colombian organization), and the Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta (an Indigenous Reserve comprising 32 Embera Chamí communities in Caldas, Colombia). The participatory action research project was entitled “Towards the Development…

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China’s Move Up the Value Chain: Implications for Canada

This paper is structured to provide the broad contours of a more deliberate strategy by Canada to economically engage with China. To this end, the paper provides an overview of trends on bilateral Canada-China trade and investment relations, followed by a discussion that locates the relative positions of Canadian and Chinese firms in global supply…

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Big Data, Democratized Analytics and Deep Context will Change How We Think and Do Development

International development as a field of research and practice has been a laggard in using big data and powerful analytics. Much of the data is of poor quality, and there are huge gaps in the information base we rely on. This situation is changing faster than anyone predicted, and the set of tools driving this…

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Mining and Communities: Conflict Transformation in Favor of the Rights of Indigenous and Black Communities

This guidebook (available in Spanish only) reviews some of the main conflicts facing communities in Colombia with regards to mining, and offers guidance in how to transform these conflicts towards outcomes more aligned with ethnic rights. Authors: Jose de Echave (CooperAcción, Peru), Gladys Jimeno, Plutarco Sandoval, Federico Herrera, with guidance from Viviane Weitzner Download PDF

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Investigating Participatory Action: preliminary ideas towards the construction of a joint methodology

This guidebook (available in Spanish only) describes the participatory action research process undertaken for the collaborative project between The North-South Institute, Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta and Proceso de Comunidades Negras, drawing out lessons learned, strategies and tools for other communities considering undertaking this type of project. Authors: Federico Herrera, Gladys Jimeno and Plutarco Sandoval, with…

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Annual Report 2011

The annual report for the year 2011. Download PDF

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Canada-China Economic Relations: Beyond Petroleum

With much attention recently fixated on the shifting balance of power towards Asia, this brief analyzes the state of Canada-China economic ties as a key plank in any strategy to engage the Asia region. Author: Daniel Poon Download PDF

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