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    • The Canadian International Development Platform: Promoting Transparency and Engaging Canadians on International Development Aniket Bhushan Governance for Equitable Growth The North-South Institute
    • Outline
      • The North-South Institute
        • Canada’s oldest and only think-tank focused on international development. Rated No. 1 small think-tank in the world (under $5mn, McGann, 2012)
      • Canadian International Development Platform
        • Unique interactive data and analytical platform on Canada’s engagement in the developing world, covering aid and beyond (development >> aid)
      • The OECD-DAC architecture and Canada
      • Canadian foreign aid: Quick Review
      • Challenges and key recent debates
      • CIDP Wants YOU
    • OECD-DAC
      • Traditional donors club, accounts for the vast majority of global ODA ($128bn approx / $144bn)
      • Main (only) standard setter, fast needing to open up and broaden, facing challenges (non-traditional, civil society)
      • But what is “aid”…(not simple, complex sector)… Why give,… (complex incentives)
    • DAC - CRS
      • Creditor Reporting System; sectors:
        • Social infrastructure
        • Economic infrastructure
        • Productive sectors
        • Multi-sector
        • Commodity aid
        • Debt relief
        • Humanitarian
        • Support to NGOs
        • Admin costs
        • Settlement of refugees
        • Unallocated
    • Using CIDP to review Canada and other DAC
    • Canada’s IAE: Quick Review
      • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) at the core
      • Finance, DFAIT (foreign affairs), IDRC, DND, others also important
      • Around C$5billion (roughly $150/per Canadian)
      • CIDA focuses 80% of Bilateral assistance in 20 countries of focus
      • Mainly SS Africa, but Haiti, Afghanistan most important
    • Using CIDP to rapidly review Canadian aid patterns
    • Using CIDP to analyze CIDA 20 focus countries
    • Challenges and key recent debates
      • Alignment with broader foreign policy interests (in particular private sector, particular natural resource sector promotion) - DEBATE
        • Austerity and cuts to Canadian NGO sector
      • Dealing with emerging donors (China, India, Brazil, et. al.) challenging the DAC percepts – DEBATE
        • Inclusiveness (civil society) vs. effectiveness vs. expedience
      • Need to move beyond ‘aid effectiveness’ to ‘development effectiveness’ – DEBATE
        • Results based framework inadequate, causality and attribution problematic, delays and lagged effects
    • The North-South Institute 55 Murray Street, Suite 500 Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1N 5M3 Tel.: (613) 241-3535 Fax: (613) 241-7435 Email/Courriel: Website: my email: [email_address]