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Canadian International Development Platform
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  • 1. The Canadian International Development Platform: Promoting Transparency and Engaging Canadians on International Development Aniket Bhushan Governance for Equitable Growth The North-South Institute
  • 2. Outline <ul><li>The North-South Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada’s oldest and only think-tank focused on international development. Rated No. 1 small think-tank in the world (under $5mn, McGann, 2012) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canadian International Development Platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique interactive data and analytical platform on Canada’s engagement in the developing world, covering aid and beyond (development >> aid) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The OECD-DAC architecture and Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian foreign aid: Quick Review </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and key recent debates </li></ul><ul><li>CIDP Wants YOU </li></ul>
  • 3. OECD-DAC <ul><li>Traditional donors club, accounts for the vast majority of global ODA ($128bn approx / $144bn) </li></ul><ul><li>Main (only) standard setter, fast needing to open up and broaden, facing challenges (non-traditional, civil society) </li></ul><ul><li>But what is “aid”…(not simple, complex sector)… Why give,… (complex incentives) </li></ul>
  • 4. DAC - CRS <ul><li>Creditor Reporting System; sectors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Productive sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commodity aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debt relief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanitarian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support to NGOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admin costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Settlement of refugees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unallocated </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Using CIDP to review Canada and other DAC <ul><li>http://bit.ly/AzxtJo </li></ul>
  • 6. Canada’s IAE: Quick Review <ul><li>Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) at the core </li></ul><ul><li>Finance, DFAIT (foreign affairs), IDRC, DND, others also important </li></ul><ul><li>Around C$5billion (roughly $150/per Canadian) </li></ul><ul><li>CIDA focuses 80% of Bilateral assistance in 20 countries of focus </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly SS Africa, but Haiti, Afghanistan most important </li></ul>
  • 7. Using CIDP to rapidly review Canadian aid patterns <ul><li>http://bit.ly/x4y1Km </li></ul>
  • 8. Using CIDP to analyze CIDA 20 focus countries <ul><li>http://bit.ly/zrVO7G </li></ul>
  • 9. Challenges and key recent debates <ul><li>Alignment with broader foreign policy interests (in particular private sector, particular natural resource sector promotion) - DEBATE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Austerity and cuts to Canadian NGO sector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dealing with emerging donors (China, India, Brazil, et. al.) challenging the DAC percepts – DEBATE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusiveness (civil society) vs. effectiveness vs. expedience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need to move beyond ‘aid effectiveness’ to ‘development effectiveness’ – DEBATE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Results based framework inadequate, causality and attribution problematic, delays and lagged effects </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. The North-South Institute 55 Murray Street, Suite 500 Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1N 5M3 Tel.: (613) 241-3535 Fax: (613) 241-7435 Email/Courriel: nsi@nsi-ins.ca Website: www.nsi-ins.ca my email: [email_address]

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