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Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe

NSI’s Hany Besada and Distinguished Research Associate, Tim Shaw publish a chapter on “New multilateralisms for regional development: Africa post-2015″ in Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe, edited by Mario Telo and published by Ashgate. You can find out more about this publication or purchase it here.  

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The Value of Cross-Sector Development Partnerships

This report unpacks the value dynamics of partnerships to inform ongoing debates regarding the value of private sector engagements for development. It is based on a review of the academic and policy literature on value creation in cross-sector partnerships across disciplines, including business and economics, political science, and social sciences. The report also outlines key…

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Leveraging Open Data to Analyze Canada’s Development Spending

This info graphic briefing presents highlights from our recent analysis leveraging open data to shed more light on development spending, including the lapsed spending issue. It raises key issues and questions that require greater public debate. For more information, have a look at the report below. Author: Aniket Bhushan Download Info Graphic Download Report

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Mexico’s Energy Reforms: What do they mean for Canada?

Mexico is the world’s 10th largest oil producer and has some of the largest reserves in the Western Hemisphere.  However, most of the easy-to-access reserves have been consumed and the country’s state oil company, Pemex, which has had a constitutionally-mandated monopoly over oil production, refining and commercialization, lacks the funds and technology needed to exploit…

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Economic Relations Between Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean

This report provides an overview of Canada’s trade, investment and aid relations with Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. Canada’s foreign policy towards the region has focussed on the establishment and improvement of trade relationships, increased opportunities for Canadian investment and the provision of more aid. While the report focusses on Canada – LAC relations,…

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Open Data, Transparency and International Development

On October 28, 2013, the North South Institute (NSI) hosted the Ottawa event of Global Transparency Week (GTW). This was one of 18 high-profile events taking place across the globe focused on open data, transparency, accountability and good governance. The discussion was led by NSI’s Senior Researcher Aniket Bhushan, and the panelists included: Shreya Basu,…

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The United Nations and the Private Sector: Working Together for Development

This policy brief outlines the ways in which the United Nations is engaging the private sector for development and provides policy recommendations to improve the current approach. It is based on research conducted for a longer NSI report by José Di Bella, Alicia Grant, Shannon Kindornay and Stephanie Tissot, Mapping Private Sector Engagements in Development Cooperation…

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Africa’s Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance

This Ashgate published volume addresses the ideational and policy-oriented challenges of Africa’s health governance due to voluntary and involuntary cross-border migration of people and diseases in a growing ‘mobile Africa’. The collected set of specialized contributions in this volume examines how national and regional policy innovation can address the competing conception of sovereignty in dealing…

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African Legislative Effectiveness

Since the turn of the century, many more countries in sub-Saharan Africa have behaved as democracies and their legislatures and legislators have consequently become more relevant to any careful analyses of African politics. Legislatures have begun to make a difference. This new NSI Research Report investigates how effective legislatures have become. Authors: Robert I. Rotberg…

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Canada’s Free Trade Agreements with Peru and Colombia and Gender-Related Dimensions

This policy brief explores the opportunities and concessions granted by Canada’s free trade agreements with Peru and Colombia and how these new opportunities can generate positive impacts on gender equity. Author: Pablo Heidrich Download PDF

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