International Human Development
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.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
“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.
Monday, 14 July 2014
“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.
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.
Monday, 2 June 2014
"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."
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus will discuss the history and future benefits of social business, at a special presentation by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
CIGI Chair in Global Health Alan Whiteside comments on the recent maternal and child health conference, convened by Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
"Canada and the international community should place a greater focus on understanding the relationship between HIV/AIDS and maternal mortality," says CIGI Chair in Global Health Alan Whiteside.
New institutions to play greater role in global governance and international development, says CIGI paper
Friday, 9 May 2014
Lack of innovative reform at international organizations will lead to new alternatives in global governance and international development, according to a new paper issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
CIGI President Rohinton Medhora to address Ottawa audience on prospects for international development
Monday, 28 April 2014
CIGI invites media to cover its CIGI Global Policy Forum, “Development: More than a Foreign Affair,” on May 1, 2014, at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada. CIGI President Rohinton Medhora will deliver a keynote address on shifts in international development.