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Tax Regimes on Mining in Latin America

This policy brief examines the different types of taxes applied to large scale mining in Latin America, the region where Canadian firms are most active around the world, and elaborates on their positive and negative effects on host-countries, their governments and foreign investors. Author: Pablo Heidrich Download PDF  

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How to Integrate Gender Perspectives into Export Promotion and International Trade Policies

The key objectives of this policy brief are to offer viable public policy initiatives that promote women’s participation as workers, managers, and entrepreneurs in new trade opportunities generated by Canadian FTAs with Colombia and Peru. And to create analytical tools to monitor present and future gender-related impacts of these bilateral trade relations by sector and…

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Financing the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Domestic Revenue Mobilization in Africa

Attention is starting to turn to how the ambitious post-2015 agenda will be financed. High expectations are being set for the role that domestic resource mobilization can play in financing the post-2015 development goals. This new NSI Report analyzes recent domestic resource mobilization performance in Africa and estimates a tax effort index for sub-Saharan African…

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How to Engage the Private Sector for Development

This policy brief is part of on-going research at The North-South Institute – Investing in the Business of Development – that looks at the increasing role of the private sector in development. The brief presents findings from a longer report, Mapping Private Sector Engagement in Development Cooperation by the same authors. The report and the…

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Mapping Private Sector Engagements in Development Cooperation

This report presents findings from a mapping study on how different development cooperation actors, including multilateral development institutions, bilateral donors, development finance institutions, providers of South-South Development Cooperation (SSDC), foundations, non-governmental organizations and development think tanks, engage the private sector for development. The study clarifies key concepts relating to the private sector and development, identifies…

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The Private Sector and Development: Key Concepts

Based on a longer NSI report – Mapping Private Sector Engagements in Development – this policy brief provides an overview of key concepts relating to the role of the private sector in development. The brief seeks to provide greater clarity on key terms to help inform and improve policy debates and engagements amongst key stakeholders….

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Integrating Gender in Trade Policy in Peru and Colombia: A Study Tour

In 2012, The North-South Institute (NSI) began a capacity-building project to leverage the opportunities provided by Canada’s free trade agreements with Peru and Colombia with the goal of reducing gender inequality in those two countries. In order to address the multiplicity of policy variables available and to provide a gender perspective on trade policy, NSI…

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Establishing the Post-2015 Agenda: Process and Architecture

This policy brief outlines the processes underway for establishing the post-2015 framework and the architecture that looks set to frame it. It draws on a longer NSI Report by Kate Higgins, Reflecting on the MDGs and Making Sense of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Author: Kate Higgins Download PDF  

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Post-2015 Agenda: New Priorities for a Changing Global Context

This policy brief examines how the global context has changed since the MDGs were conceived in 2000 and the implications of these changes for the priorities of the post-2015 agenda. It draws on a longer NSI Report by Kate Higgins, Reflecting on the MDGs and Making Sense of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Author: Kate Higgins…

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The Power of Global Goals: Reflections on the MDGs

The policy brief provides the historical context for the MDGs, assesses progress made against the goals and identifies their strengths and limitations. It draws on a longer NSI Report by Kate Higgins, Reflecting on the MDGs and Making Sense of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Author: Kate Higgins Download PDF  

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