game slot 88_chơi bài baccarat online_Macau trực tuyến Baccarat Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:28:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The North-South Institute: The Way Forward /02d/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:12:21 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11522 Purpose

The new Board of Directors is seeking input on proposed elements of a Mission Statement for the North-South Institute moving forward and on how to realize that mission.

The Back-Story

  • The North-South Institute was established in 1976 as Canada¡¯s first independent policy research institution dedicated to international development. Its motto was — and remains — ¡°Research For a Fairer World¡±.? The NSI pursued this motto by ¡°work[ing] with policymakers and partners around the world to support decision makers in addressing global and domestic development challenges¡±.
  • NSI ceased operations in late 2014. The legal entity, its bylaws and relevant registrations all remain in place however.
  • Carleton University and its Norman Paterson School of International Affairs took on some of the remaining active projects (along with their earmarked external funding) with the agreement of their funders. They also developed a ¡°Framework of Agreement¡± with the then-Board of NSI under which they agreed to backstop, including by committing staff time and back office support, an initiative to establish a new Board of Directors that would seek to: identify one or more niches going forward for an independent development research organization in Canada, build consensus around a corresponding mission statement, develop a business plan to deliver on that mission, attract funding and launch a transitional operation.
  • On the basis of the Framework of Agreement, the NSI Board elected an entirely new slate of Directors in February, composed of three senior Carleton officials (Dean, Faculty of Public Affairs, Director of NPSIA and Associate Vice-President of Research and International) plus two independent Directors (one of whom is now Chair of the Board of Directors).

Planned Consultations and Critical Path

  • April to mid-May:
    • bilateral consultations with key Government of Canada officials
  • Mid-May to end-June: Series of broad consultations
    • information sessions with Carleton and University of Ottawa academics
    • Online consultation via NSI website
    • CCIC Annual Forum (May)
    • Canadian Development Economics Study Group/Canadian Economics Association Annual Meetings (May)
    • Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (June)
    • Discussions with selected former Board members and staff
    • Bilateral consultations with other think tanks
    • Open meeting and webinar
  • July – August:
    • Information calls to other former and potential donors/funders
    • Identify/contact potential members of the ¡°Advisory Council¡±, as per the governance structure under the Framework Agreement
  • September:
    • Consultation results guide draft Mission Statement and Strategic Plan
    • Advisory Council meets to discuss consultation outcomes, and a proposed Mission Statement and Strategic Plan
    • Board approves a Strategic Plan and Implementation Strategy
  • October and beyond:
    • Board leads pitch for resources (human and financial) to potential partners and potential funders

Proposed Elements of a Mission Statement for NSI Moving Forward

  • Research that is relevant to development policy and program decision-making
  • Research that supports policy and program decisions by each of government, civil society and private sector actors in development
  • Research that supports evidence-based public dialogue and media coverage related to development
  • Linkages among Canadian academics, governments, NGOs and broader civil society, private sector and international partners, to define research priorities and to transmit/translate resulting research findings?

Core Questions for a Series of Structured Consultations

  • Proposed Elements: What are your views on the proposed Elements?
  • Research Agenda: Looking out five to ten years, what research gaps should the North-South Institute aim to fill for Canadian development policy and practice?
  • Strategies for Realising the Research Agenda: What are the two or three key activities and target audiences on which NSI should focus?
  • Making it Happen: What organizational model should the NSI adopt to deliver on these objectives?
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Social Cohesion and Community Based Protection – Phase 1 Study Report /02d/publications/social-cohesion-and-community-based-protection-phase-1-study-report/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:40:41 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11483 This report begins to address social cohesion and community based protection by investigating to what extent current mechanisms, including education and natural resources, impacts social cohesion at the community level.

Authors:?Hany Besada,?Wendy Wheaton,?Ben O¡¯Bright and?Evren Tok

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Coffee Sector Gender Workshop /02d/publications/coffee-sector-gender-workshop/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:03:11 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11455 This report summarizes presentations made at a half-day technical workshop hosted at the National Coffee Federation (FNC) in Bogota on July 22, 2014. ?A group of speakers participated in the workshop to examine key gender equality challenges and opportunities in Colombia and the Latin American region.

Author: Barbara MacLaren

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Carleton University Assists in Revival of North-South Institute /02d/about/the-north-south-institute-advancing-toward-renewal/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:23:40 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11445 game slot 88_chơi bài baccarat online_Macau trực tuyến Baccarat

The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs to provide support?for Canada¡¯s best-known development think-tank

Carleton University announced today it is supporting the renewal of the North-South Institute (NSI), a premier development research centre recently rated the best small think-tank in the world.

Last September, funding cuts forced NSI to begin winding up operations, but its Board of Directors have now approved a plan to renew its work through a collaboration with Carleton University. The agreement will allow NSI to continue as an independent policy research think-tank examining some of the world¡¯s most pressing international development challenges. At the same time, it will enrich the academic experience of students at Carleton¡¯s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) and those from other universities.

¡°We are pleased to provide support for NSI to allow it to continue its mission of ¡®research for a fairer world¡¯ ¡°said NPSIA Director Dane Rowlands. ¡°NPSIA and NSI share the common objective of helping Canadians to understand the challenges of international development through evidence-based, policy-relevant research.

¡°Our goal is to provide a Canadian perspective on international development, to help analyze the economic, social and political implications of global change for developing countries, and to propose and promote informed policy options for global development and for improving the living standards of the least fortunate.¡¯¡¯

An executive director, independent board of directors and an advisory council comprised of senior Canadian and international development scholars and policy leaders will oversee the institute. A research committee will also be appointed.

While some core project work will continue, NSI will take this opportunity to reflect critically on its future activities, and to consult with the wider development community about how it can best fulfill its mission. The intention is to reinvigorate NSI¡¯s role as a hub for rigorous research and debate on key development policy questions, and to ensure that this work is communicated effectively to policy-makers and leaders inside and outside government, in Canada and abroad.

NPSIA, Canada¡¯s leading international affairs school for nearly 50 years, already houses research centres on global security and economic issues and had been considering adding a centre on development for some time to support its third broad area of teaching and research.

¡°Carleton is the ideal location for the North-South Institute,¡¯¡¯ said Andre Plourde, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs. ¡°We have the expertise and the know-how to ensure that we are productive, innovative custodians of this valuable institution.¡¯¡¯

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Social Cohesion & Community Based Protection /02d/publications/social-cohesion-community-based-protection/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:48:14 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11434 How do groups at the community level protect women, youth, and children while promoting social cohesion, resilience and general human security? Do informal or formal groups influence communities differently? What group characteristics, functions, processes, and mechanisms actively support or erode social cohesion in conflict and post-conflict settings? These critical questions, among others, are being explored in a two-year collaborative action research on the role of community-based groups in building social cohesion to enhance protection and educational outcomes for women, youth and children in Chad and Burundi. For more information, click on the policy briefs linked below.

Authors:?Hany Besada, Wendy Wheaton, Ben O’Bright and Evren Tok

Burundi Policy Brief
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Promoting Ethics when Partnering with the Private Sector for Development /02d/publications/promoting-ethics-when-partnering-with-the-private-sector-for-development/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:37:25 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11413 This report presents a review of ethics in OECD-DAC and UN policies for partnership with the private sector. ?The report seeks to identify which?ethical principles have been, or can be, applied to partnerships with the private sector for development, and how development actors act to promote ethical principles. ?The report makes a contribution by providing concrete recommendations on how development actors can engage ethically with the private sector for development.

Author:?Jason Carney

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People-powered Accountability: Innovative Ideas for Monitoring Progress Beyond 2015 ¨C DCF Side Event /02d/events/people-powered-accountability-innovative-ideas-for-monitoring-progress-beyond-2015/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:58:41 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11366 The?Fourth Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF)?took place at the UN headquarters in New York on 10 ¨C 11 July 2014. A range of stakeholders had the opportunity to participate in an open dialogue on the future of development cooperation in the post-2015 development agenda.? As part of DCF activities,?CIVICUS,?Social Watch, and?NSI?organized?a side event,?People-powered Accountability: Innovative Ideas for Monitoring Progress Beyond 2015.

The side?event was held from 1:15-2:45 on?July 11th,?2014 (details?here). Its?primary objective was to explore the opportunities and risks of the ¡®data revolution¡¯ and how new technologies and innovative forms of citizen reporting could enhance national and global monitoring and accountability in the post-2015?framework. To contribute to this discussion, NSI presented initial findings?from the Post-2015 Data Test.

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Quantitative Researcher /02d/about/employment-opportunities/quantitative-researcher/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:46:22 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11331 Objective:

The North-South Institute is seeking a qualified individual with extensive statistical experience, including working with official nationally produced data in Canada, to support the implementation of the Post-2015 Data Test. The Post-2015 Data Test is a multi-country research project aimed at examining the availability and quality of nationally produced data to measure progress against the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.


As the Millennium Development Goals reach their end date in 2015, there is a broad consensus that the development agenda that replaces them should be universal. Whereas the Millennium Development Goals applied to developing countries only, the post-2015 agenda will apply to all countries, including Canada.

To support the implementation and measurement of the post-2015 goals, a ¡°data revolution¡± has been called for to enable governments and policy makers to better track development progress and equip people with the information they need to demand more from their governments and hold them to account.

With the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The North-South Institute (NSI) and partner research institutions from the global South have launched the Post-2015 Data Test, an initiative that examines how the universal post-2015 agenda can be applied and measured across a variety of country contexts. Participating countries include: Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Turkey. Carried out by local think tanks in each country, the Post-2015 Data Test examines country priorities and challenges related to accessing data and measuring progress in seven potential post-2015 goal areas: poverty; employment and inclusive growth; education; energy and infrastructure; governance and human rights; environmental sustainability and disaster resilience; and global partnership for sustainable development.

Scope of work:

NSI is seeking an experienced individual to support the Canada case study under the initiative, particularly the data mapping and assessment component of the project. This includes the following:

1)????? Assistance in finalization of appropriate targets and indicators that reflect Canada¡¯s priorities across the goal areas outlined above

2)????? Assistance in mapping all data sources for selected indicators (includes survey and administrative data) in the Canada case study, including collection of meta-data and raw data

3)????? Conduct data quality assessment for the Canada case study based on framework developed for the initiative

4)????? Conduct key informant interviews on data availability and accessibility in Canada

5)????? Draft analysis and key findings from the data quality assessment for Canadian county study report

6)????? Provide support in liaising with Canadian stakeholders on the project as needed; and

7)????? Provide support to NSI researchers working on the project as needed

Required skills and experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with data collected and produced by Statistics Canada
  • Excellent quantitative research skills
  • Research experience looking at domestic priority issues for Canada, particularly in areas such as poverty, inequality, employment and economic growth


  • Experience using data analytic and visualization tools
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Experience working in a policy-oriented research setting


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Application Closing Date: June 9, 2014

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Knowledge Translation Officer /02d/about/employment-opportunities/knowledge-translation-officer/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:39:01 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11324 Knowledge Translation Officer (1 year contract) at $45 000 plus benefits

The North-South Institute, Canada¡¯s leading international development think tank, is looking for a dynamic Knowledge Translation Officer to support the Institute¡¯s research team. The incumbent will excel at analysis and writing, possess an eye for detail, and be able to creatively communicate research findings to various audiences.

This role supports five researchers simultaneously. Therefore the incumbent must be organized and efficient, with above average time management skills and the ability to manage complex and competing priorities.


  • Under the direction of NSI Researchers, assist in research and analysis;
  • Write policy briefs, op-eds and newsletters based on existing research;
  • Copy edit documents;
  • Secure earned media opportunities;
  • Manage the dissemination of research via the Outputs Calendar;
  • Develop and implement communication strategies for research projects;
  • Produce the Annual Report;
  • Manage external service providers;
  • Contribute to grant writing;
  • Manage and grow social media presence;


  • University Degree in Communications, ?International Development or related discipline;
  • Good understanding, or desire to learn about, international development;
  • 1 to 2 years of experience working in knowledge translation or communications in a research, academic or related setting;
  • Track record of excellence in writing;
  • Proven project management skills;
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
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  • A good team player.

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Ottawa’s Maternal Health Push a Key Move for Post-2015 Agenda /02d/newsroom/ottawas-maternal-health-push-a-key-move-for-post-2015-agenda/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 16:58:04 +0000 Melanie /02d/?page_id=11285 Published in CBC News

By Trinh Theresa Do

As Canada’s maternal, newborn and child health summit ¡ª the first of its kind ¡ª kicks off today, the Conservative government might very well pat itself on the back.

It’s the latest opportunity for a government not known for embracing global humanitarian?projects to put its best face forward in front of a distinguished audience.

Some of the confirmed speakers include?Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete, (with whom Prime Minister Stephen Harper co-chaired a United Nations commission on accountability of maternal health initiatives), Queen Rania?Al-Abdullah of Jordan and the Aga Khan ¡ª not to mention the chiefs of major global institutions such as?the UN, the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

As Canada ardently pushes for improvements on?maternal, newborn and child health through the Muskoka?Initiative, it might be easy to forget that this is the same government that pulled out of United Nations treaties, lost its seat on the UN Security Council and has generally shunned multilateral initiatives.

Looking toward?2015 (the year that both the Muskoka Initiative and?Millennium Development Goals reach their end), there is the question of whether Canada will?wield any influence on the development agenda.

In 2012, UN Secretary?General Ban Ki-moon?announced a 27-member, high-level panel to advise him on what issues should be focused on post-2015. Canada has no one represented on that panel.

But experts say?Canada has been playing a role, albeit not a high-profile one.

A need for visibility

“A lot of the action happens late in the day,” said Aniket Bhushan, an aid analyst with the North-South Institute in Ottawa.

He said Canada?is?still deliberating its position, one that it “can stand by publicly” when the time comes to reveal the new goals.

The recent push for maternal and child health also puts Canada at “a very opportunistic position,” Bhushan said.

“You can bet your bottom dollar that [maternal, newborn and child health] will be a part of that.”

Diana Rivington, a former?director in the?Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), pointed out that Canada is still a member of the UN open working group on sustainable development goals ¡ª a forum with about 70 member states.

She added that the government probably “didn’t want to be a part” of the high-level panel.

“We¡¯re less likely to engage with this kind of mechanism under this government than when under previous governments,¡± she said in an interview with CBC News.

Stephen Brown, a politics professor at the University of Ottawa, who’s edited a book on CIDA and foreign aid,?said the government organized?this summit out of a need for visibility in international development ¡ª?an area where “we lack of credibility.”

The government, he charged, has?neglected the idea of empowering women in favour of painting them as mere victims, calling it a “19th-century approach to charity.”

“We¡¯re only interested in them insofar?as they are walking wombs,¡± he said, pointing to the very name of the summit to illustrate his point ¡ª “Saving Every Woman, Every Child.”

Brown said empowering women means looking at sexual and reproductive rights, including contraception and access to safe?abortions ¡ª the latter being a topic that the government and NGOs which receive funding?are most keen to avoid discussing.

A ‘principled foreign policy’

According to the World Health Organization,?21.6 million women experience an unsafe abortion worldwide each year.?About 47,000 women die from such operations, representing close to 13 per cent of all maternal deaths.

“Look, the investments that we’re making are in prenatal, obstetrical and post-natal care and those are the critical times where we know that the greatest number of deaths occur, either of a mother giving birth or preparing for birth or a child being born,” said Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch in an interview with CBC News on Wednesday.

Leitch, who’s also a pediatric surgeon, said the government has a “principled foreign policy” that is epitomized by protecting “the most vulnerable in society ¡ª women and children.”

“We’re making investments in the right places so that we can save as many lives as possible,” she said.

Contraception and abortion issues

Amnesty International isn’t convinced, saying that the?Muskoka Initiative has failed to protect the rights of women and girls because the focus is on mothers, not women. Part of that failure is not funding safe and legal abortions, which would protect sexual and reproductive rights of?women who have been forced to marry early and those who have endured?sexual violence.

“When we talk about human rights, there is no halfway. Canada cannot pick and choose which human rights to respect and promote. Women and girls must be able to make decisions about their bodies and their lives, and Canada’s policies and programming should empower women and girls to make these decisions for themselves,” the organization wrote in a blog post on its website on Wednesday.

But Canada didn’t always act this way, according to Rivington.

“We used to have more generous positions on access to family planning, use of terms like gender equality, that kind of thing,¡± said?Rivington, who spent more than 30 years at CIDA?handling human development and gender equality files.

Rivington said that in the past, at forums such as the United Nations, Canada had “major influence on the global conversation on gender equality.”

“We can’t participate in that conversation in the same way anymore,¡±?she said,?a change that was prompted by the current government.

“We¡¯ll still be saving mothers’ lives 20 years from now if we don¡¯t also work on girls’ education, women¡¯s human rights,?changing legal status and?helping government tackle the issue of early marriage,¡± she said.


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