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Free Trade Agreements in Peru and Colombia: Monitoring Impacts from a Gender Perspective

This report discusses the importance of monitoring the actual and potential impacts of free trade agreements from a gender perspective at the regional and bilateral levels. The preport presents a number of approaches for policy analysts, researchers, private and civil society actors interested in undertaking gender impact assessments of international trade in Peru, Colombia and Canada. …

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Trade-Related Private Sector Partnerships: Understanding the Models

This policy brief identifies five models of trade-related private sector partnerships for development and examines the roles that different partners play across these models. It includes recommendations on the amenability of each of the models to replication and scaling up. By: Shannon Kindornay Download PDF

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The Importance of Place and Space: The Spatial Dimensions of Poverty and Development Policy

This chapter on The Importance of Place and Space: The Dimensions of Poverty and Development Policy, was featured in Poverty Reduction in a Changing Climate, edited by Hari Bansha Dulal. You can view the publication here. Author: Kate Bird (ODI)  and Kate Higgins (NSI)

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Do Legislatures Matter? Strengthening Governance in Africa

This report summarizes a roundtable discussion exploring the question, “do legislatures matter?” It shares insights from the wide range of participants at the event and their responses to three questions: 1. What do African legislatures do? 2. Do legislatures in Africa act as checks on executive power? 3. How should we measure legislative effectiveness?  …

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Models for Trade-Related Private Sector Partnerships for Development

This report aims to better understand how partnerships with the private sector can be used to support and improve sustainable economic growth outcomes through trade. By: Shannon Kindornay and Kate Higgins with Michael Olender Download PDF

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Investing in the Business of Development

The international development community is increasingly looking to the private sector as key partner for achieving sustainable development results. Despite this trend, donor policies for engaging the private sector have received very little comparative analysis. The North-South Institute, in collaboration with the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), has released a new report which identifies…

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Annual Report 2012

The North-South Institute’s Annual Report for the year 2012. Download PDF

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Oportunidades de los Acuerdos de Libre Comercio de Canadá con Colombia y Perú y sus dimensiones

(Only available in Spanish) This paper shows the existing trends in exports from Colombia and Peru to Canada from immediately before the signing of these FTAs to the latest available date possible. It  briefly investigates the domestic structure of key exporting industries in the two countries, focusing on the most gender-relevant variables. Finally, it looks…

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Gender Equality Rights and Trade Regimes: Coordinating Compliance

This volume of papers emerges from an international symposium on Gender Equality Rights and Trade Regimes, held through cooperation between the APDR project and The North-South Institute.  The symposium examined issues of coordinated compliance in trade and human rights performance, and drew upon normative and structural paradigms of “Selective Adaptation” and “Institutional Capacity.’” The papers…

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Organising for Change: Female Staff Associations and the Security Sector

In partnership with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), NSI hosted a workshop and policy conference, the first such events to bring together female security sector staff association members from different regions, along with policy makers and researchers. This report highlights the outcomes of the workshop and policy dialogue, both…

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