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Evolutions in International Development

Friday, 28 March 2014
CIGI President Rohinton Medhora is the co-editor of a new volume entitled International Development: Ideas, Experience, & Prospects (Oxford University Press, 2014). This week, we speak to him to learn more about the aims and approach of this publication, which includes over 80 contributors from around the world.

Oxford policy expert to issue call for more long-term thinking on global challenges

Monday, 10 March 2014
Declan Kelly, Hillary Salvian
Natalie Day, Head of Policy at the Oxford Martin School, will address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business, in the next Signature Lecture at CIGI.

Was Malala snubbed for Nobel Peace Prize? Six experts weigh in

Friday, 11 October 2013
Ann Hui, Mark MacKinnon
“I’m very glad that the OPCW has won this award, but if I had my druthers, they would have won it next year,” says CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker.

Nearly Impossible Mission?

Tuesday, 1 October 2013
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani looks at the challenges facing UN inspectors in Syria.

Inserting Migrants Into the Global Social Protection Floor

Thursday, 19 September 2013
Marie-Hélène Ratel, Gabriel Williams, Keegan Williams
The Social Protection Floor (SPF) is a global initiative that provides security to vulnerable groups in all countries — including migrant workers, undocumented migrant workers, non-citizens and refugees. This brief, the final installment of the CIGI Junior Fellows 2013 policy brief series, provides an innovative method to measure the gaps in social protection in countries.

Maria Montessori and the MDGs

Monday, 19 August 2013
Hans Timmer
Hans Timmer of the World Bank comments on the MDGs and his attendance at a CIGI-KDI workshop on post-2015 development.

A Haven for Extremists?

Thursday, 15 August 2013
CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani looks at the challenges facing UN inspectors in Syria.

A Brit, an Indonesian and a Liberian Walk into a Bar…

Monday, 10 June 2013
At the end of May, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, co-chairs of the UN High-level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda submitted their report, A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development, to the UN Secretary-General.

Migrants’ global ties challenge Canada to make big-picture policy

Thursday, 6 June 2013
Natalie Brender
"Before endorsing policy changes based on the relatively limited range of risks, Canadians should understand the much more significant gains to be had by welcoming all the homeland connections that migrants bring. Certain politicians who are fond of telling scare stories about migrants taking advantage of “hard-working Canadian taxpayers” would also do well to keep that big picture in mind," writes Natalie Brender, who recently attended a global development and migration workshop at CIGI.

Africa has huge growth potential – professor

Thursday, 30 May 2013
Madeleine May
CIGI Visiting Fulbright Scholar Robert Rotberg's most recent book highlights sub-Saharan Africa’s enormous opportunities for growth in the coming century, as well as the myriad challenges the continent must face to realise its potential.