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Dual Citizenship: Reducing Governance and Protection Gaps

Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Busra Hacioglu, Alina Shams, Amy Wood, Ruiqian Zhang
On December 29, 2013, the journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were arbitrarily arrested and detained in Cairo, Egypt. This case brings to light the complex web of obligations and transnational legalities regarding dual citizenship, which come to the fore during times of conflict.

How will Harper’s majority overcome its greatest failure?

Friday, 29 August 2014
Stephen Harper will almost certainly continue to ignore the growing calls for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. He has no intention of launching an expensive investigation that will lead to new demands for increased government funding. But beyond the roundtable meeting proposed by the premiers this week, there is another practical step that might yield dividends: a comparative study of how other countries grapple with aboriginal education.

Low- and middle-income countries must mobilize more domestic resources to health care, CIGI report says

Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Health ministers in low- and middle-income countries need to strengthen their accounting frameworks, promotion of domestic health funding and collaboration with international partners and donors, according to a new report issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Interchangeable BRICS

Thursday, 7 August 2014
Michael Stevenson
This project seeks to determine whether or not Brazil’s current capacity to produce essential health technologies through the public health sector could be replicated in South Africa.

CIGI report highlights need for greater commitment to education in emergencies

Tuesday, 5 August 2014
The state of schooling in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps, and implications for Somalia’s future leaders living in the camps, highlights the need for humanitarian assistance to prioritize funding for education, according to a new policy brief issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

The African Union and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Thursday, 17 July 2014
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which have guided African development priorities for the last 14 years, are being transitioned into a post-2015 framework with which the next stage in African development will be determined. This brief examines the African Union's recent Common African Position (CAP) on the post-2015 development agenda and compares this document to other publications that detail possible post-2015 development goals.

BRICS nations reach historic accord

Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew
“Their bank is more likely to be more agile and have lending policies that are more streamlined,” says Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program Domenico Lombardi, commenting on the formation of a new BRCIS development bank.

BRICS Fight Waning Clout With $150 Billion Deal at Summit

Monday, 14 July 2014
Raymond Colitt, Arnaldo Galvao
“The measures are more symbolic, designed to show they have alternative instruments to the IMF and World Bank,” says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, commenting on the BRICS' new currency reserve fund and development bank.

The journey of a job-giver

Monday, 9 June 2014
Yunus’s own journey began in 1976. Seeing the desperation of a poor woman indebted to a loan shark, Yunus gave the woman the equivalent of $27, enough to buy her financial freedom. However, this one act was not enough to satisfy Yunus desire to help. He began lending money to more people who were unable to apply for conventional bank loans. Eventually, his passion for lending to the poor grew into the Grameen Bank, an institution now serving 8.5 million borrowers and facilitating $1.5 billion in lending in Bangladesh alone.

Time for Canada to Get Into the Business of Development

Monday, 2 June 2014
Brett House, James Haga
"Without a Canadian Development Finance Institution, we’re not just leaving profits unearned: we’re leaving lives lost and potential unrealized," say CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House and James Haga. "It’s time to build on the lessons learned by our G7 counterparts to create a Canadian DFI for the 21st century."