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Transnational Migrant Communities: Their Potential Contribution to Canada’s Leadership Role and Influence in a Globalized World

This document focuses specifically on the emergence and spread of transnational migrant communities in Western industrial  societies. These communities take advantage of the advances in telecommunication and telecommunication technologies and GPNs to construct networked organizational systems that are networking their villages, communities, and regions of origin in their homelands into the global political economy. Author: Rudi Robinson…

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Programming in Trade-Related Capacity Building: A Resource Tool for Practitioners

The objective of this resource tool is to draw lessons from the existing knowledge and evaluations of TRCB and to provide examples of projects that illustrate good practices and ways to adhere to these principles. Authors: Chantal Blouin and Ann Weston Download PDF

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Delivering on the Responsibility to Protect in Africa

On May 30, 2005, thirty experts from a range of institutions gathered in Ottawa, Canada,  for a policy roundtable titled “Delivering on the Responsibility to Protect in Africa”. This policy brief summarizes the findings of the roundtable, without attribution to particular participants and sets out a series of policy recommendations for the international community and…

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The African Union’s Emerging Peace and Security Regime

This monograph offers a timely exploration of the capacity of the AU, other African regional organisations, and members of the international community to deliver on their responsibility to protect. It draws on case studies of the AU and other international engagements in Burundi and Darfur, Sudan, to explore the opportunities and challenges for operationalising the responsibility to protect in Africa. The monograph…

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Fragile States and Sustainable Peacebuilding

A policy brief on peacebuilding in fragile states. Download PDF

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Evaluation of DFID Support to Trade-Related Capacity Building: Synthesis Report

Since 1998, the UK, through the Department for International Development (DFID), has been actively providing support for building developing countries’ capacity to engage in world trade. This report summarises the findings of an evaluation commissioned by DFID’s International Trade Department (ITD) undertaken by The North-South Institute (NSI) in Canada during 2004. The aim of the…

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Human Security, Sustainable and Equitable Development: Foundations for Canada’s Development

An international policy review on human security, sustainable and equitable development and foundations for Canada’s development. Download PDF  

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Annual Report 2004

The annual report for the year 2004. Download PDF

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2004

Canadian Development Report 2004

Investing in poor countries: Who Benefits? In this seventh edition of the Canadian Development Report, international experts explore the impact of Private foreign investment on the poorest developing countries. This volume explains why private foreign investment and its relationship to other forms of financing for development (aid, foreign debt, domestic savings) has been the focus…

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Land & Development in Latin America: Openings for Policy Research

Is Latin America moving towards a new generation of pro-poor land reforms? What are the real openings and constraints with regard to such policies — at the local, national and international levels? What role is research playing and what role might it play, in tracking efforts and illuminating policy options? These are the questions driving…

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