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Development and Sustainability in a Warming World: Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change

This background paper, written by Hany Besada (NSI), Fatima Denton (UNECA) and Benjamin O’Bright (LSE), discusses development and sustainability in a warming world. It was submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and served as one of the many background papers that helped inform the High Level Panel’s final report.

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Doing Business in Fragile States: The Private Sector, Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa

This background paper, written by Hany Besada (NSI) discusses doing business in fragile states. It was submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and served as one of the many background papers that helped inform the High Level Panel’s final report.

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Regulating Extraction in the Global South: Towards a Framework for Accountability

This background paper, written by Franklyn Lisk of the University of Warwick, NSI’s Hany Besada and Philip Martin of  Norwegian People’s Aid, delves into regulating extraction in the global south. It was submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and served as one of the many background papers that helped inform the…

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Reflecting on the MDGs and Making Sense of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

In the year 2000, world leaders adopted the Millennium Declaration. A commitment to a peaceful, prosperous, and just world, the declaration included a set of targets for development and poverty reduction to be reached by 2015. These came to be known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Over the past decade, the MDGs have become…

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Beyond Aid: A Plan for Canada’s International Cooperation

This research report looks at Canada’s engagement with the developing world, both in terms of its aid policies and programs, and broader policy coherence for development (PCD). A broader vision that includes aid and non-aid policies is needed for Canada to achieve better PCD and be an effective international development actor. Authors: Anni-Claudine Bülles and Shannon…

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International Development in a Changing World: Canadian and Global Perspectives on Growth, Aid and Global Governance

There is no doubt that we are witnessing a shift in the economic, political, and environmental forces that shape the world as we know it. While the dynamics of this global transformation are well-documented, less explored is what these changes mean for how we conceive, coordinate, and implement international development. Featuring perspectives from a range…

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Foreign Aid and Crises: Examining 2012 Aid Data

This policy brief examines how multiple crises are changing the landscape of aid and international development. It also compares Canada with other aid donors and reflects on changes in Canadian aid. Author: Aniket Bhushan Download PDF

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Canada and the Pacific Alliance

This publication provides essential background information and analysis on what is at stake for Canada in its participation, either as observer or full member, to the Pacific Alliance. This new regional grouping from Latin America is rapidly establishing a trade liberalization agenda that goes much deeper and faster than previous initiatives to facilitate the flows…

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Gender and Urban (In)Security in Fragile States

This policy brief suggests ways for integrating gender more meaningfully in urban security governance in fragile states. It analyzes evidence from non-fragile developing countries to draw conclusions and policy recommendations for fragile states and their development partners. Absent rigorous research on the topic, the report it examines gendered violence and gendered livelihood insecurity to identify…

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The Land Crisis in Southern Africa: Challenges on Good Governance

The international land grab for food and financial security has come to the fore of public and international attention.  It has been estimated that these deals, located mainly in Africa, totalled 20 to 30 billion dollars between 2006-09 and were made by foreign investors from China, South Korea, India and the Gulf States.  Land deals…

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