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The changing landscape for Canadian international development professionals – CAIDP 2013 conference

by Michelle Dupuis

The Canadian Association of International Development Professional’s 4th annual conference was held in Ottawa last week and with the changes happening in Canada’s development agency, a more timely set of panels could not have been put together (to learn more about these changes, see Top 10 news items about CIDA-DFAIT merger).   The presentations included views […]

Economic growth in development – how much can the private sector do?

by Michelle Dupuis

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development released a report entitled “Driving Inclusive Economic Growth: The role of the private sector in international development” this month.   The Minister of International Cooperation, Julian Fantino, recently gave a speech about this report at the Economic Club of Canada. The Committee should be […]

CSR and International Development – a new paradigm?

by Tim Newson

The Cadbury chocolate brand name is well-known around the world. The company sells in excess of 300 million chocolate bars annually in the UK and Ireland alone. In 2009, as part of their ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR), Cadbury began a fairtrade initiative with 48,000 cocoa growers in Ghana. Through the farmer-owned cocoa growing co-operative Kuapa […]

New strategies in international development

by Tim Newson

I take it that you are interested in international development? Given the plethora of blogs out there on this sector, why should you read ours? Well, give me a few minutes and I’ll see if I can persuade you that we offer something a little different… Five years ago, Fred Keenan and I met at […]