Here are a few blogs, events, webpages that have been on our radar this past week.  We wanted to share our favourites with you:

  1. What do 6,000 people on the receiving end of aid think of the system? Important new book A post by Duncan on his blog From Poverty to Power.  It is a review of the new book called “Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid”, by Mary B. Anderson, Dayna Brown and Isabella Jean.
  2. A new report form the North South Institute entitled: Investing in the Business of Development: Bilateral Donor Approaches to Engaging the Private Sector by Shannon Kindornay and Fraser Reilly-King
  3. The Canadian Council for International Cooperation’s latest blog post on Strength in Numbers: some provisional metrics for the sector
  4. An event hosted by hosted by the Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network on the subject of Community-focused international development – Canadian co-operatives in international development.  You can find the presentations by Michael Wodzicki’s (of CCA), Franch Michaud’s (of DID), Alain Plouffe’s (of SOCODEVI) and Darryl Reed’s (of York University) on the MCDRN website: http://cooperativedifference.coop/en/hub/Events-Opportunities#Better%20world.  The video will follow in a couple of weeks
  5. The Reverse the Cuts Campaign being spearheaded by Results Canada which aims to reverse the $319 million in cuts to development assistance announced in the last Federal Budget and see the funds directed to supporting empowerment and human rights to improve the lives of those in the developing world.
  6. The OCIC Disability Inclusion Networking Group is pleased to offer a presentation exploring the interwoven nature of disability and development and their links (or absence thereof) with global health.  Critical Perspectives on Global Health and International Development will take place on January 31 at U of T.
  7. WEBINAR – What’s Missing from Your International Development Program? Inclusive Programming.  This webinar will challenge conventional project management frameworks to be more inclusive, and particularly more cognisant of people with disabilities.  Hosted by the P.E. Hub on February 8, 2013.
  8. A review of the book “The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Economics of the Well-Off Can’t Help the Poor” on the Farnam Street Blog.