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Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Prime Minister in International Development Policy

This paper describes the key elements of the new context in which development must take place in the years ahead. It reviews Canada’s development record, both positive and negative. Two spheres of policy and programming are addressed: foreign aid, which is explicitly oriented toward development cooperation, and “non-aid channels” such as trade and private investment,…

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Report on the International Conference “The Price of Peace: The Political Economy of Peace Operations”

This document reports on an international conference co-hosted by the North-South Institute and the Lester B. Pearson International Peacekeeping Training Centre: “The Price of Peace: The Political Economy of Peace Operations,” that took place in Montreal, on November 30 and December 1, 2001. Download PDF

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Annual Report 2002

The annual report for the year 2002. Download PDF

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Canadian Development Report 2001/02

This fifth edition of the Canadian Development Report marks The North-South Institute’s 25th anniversary. Following the introduction by NSI President, Roy Culpeper, five guest contributors from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, reflect upon positive changes for the coming years. CDR 2001/02 also includes up-to-date statistics and analysis on Canada’s human, financial and…

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The Mexican and Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program: Regulatory and Policy Framework, Farm Industry Level Employment Practices, and the Future of the Program Under Unionization

This is an executive summary of a research report written on  The Mexican and Caribbean seasonal agricultural workers program: regulatory and policy framework, farm industry level employment practices, and the future of the program under unionization. Download PDF

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The Canadian and United States Migrant Agricultural Workers Programs: North American Seasonal Migrant Agricultural Labour Markets

The Canadian Migrant Agricultural Workers Program (CMAWP) and the US H-2A Program were established and designed for identical reasons: to supply temporary foreign agricultural workers from the Caribbean and Mexico to agricultural producers in Canada and the United States during times when domestic labour could not or would not reliably work in agriculture.  From identical…

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The Reality of Trade: The WTO and Developing Countries

This report discusses the reality of trade, the WTO and developing countries. Download PDF  

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Approaches to Globalization and Inequality within the International System

Accelerating Globalization and rising Inequality were two strong tendencies emerging from the 1990s. This paper examines the relationship between these trends—in particular, the possibility that globalization is causing the rise in inequality. The paper surveys the rapidly growing literature and attempts to distinguish areas of consensus and issues on which there is disagreement. It also compares and contrasts the…

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Indigenous Peoples and Mining: Key Lessons for the World Summit and Beyond

This Policy Brief highlights the main findings and policy implications of a collaborative research project with Indigenous Peoples in Guyana and Colombia to examine how mining activities affect Indigenous communities, and how policies and practice can be more aligned with Indigenous aspirations and decision-making processes. Specifically, it links project findings to the current themes and…

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Ownership and Partnership in Africa’s Development Strategy

On May 1-2, 2002, The North-South Institute (Canada) and the African Economic Research Consortium (Nairobi, Kenya), hosted an independent conference in Nairobi of analysts, policy-makers, and advocates engaged in Africa. The theme of the conference was the meaning of ownership and partnership in Africa’s development strategy. This brief synthesizes papers and discussions from the conference and…

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