Posts tagged with ‘Canada’

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Measuring progress in development

by Tim Newson

Embedded within each of the metrics is a different set of values and ideologies of human and sustainable development. Improving peoples’ daily lives is the raison d’etre for many endeavors, irrespective of whether they are initiated by private sector companies or international NGOs. Making a better ‘widget’ and helping people solve problems is the reason […]

Monitoring private aid – what is the best way?

by Michelle Dupuis

In a recent interview on the effectiveness of aid, the economist Ha Joon Chang stated, “I’m not, in principle, against private involvement in the aid business – in fact, if aid money can be a seed or a catalyst to bring in more money, why not? The danger is that if you don’t monitor it properly, […]