Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Substantial differences in math and reading skills by parental income are already evident by the time children enter school, and persist throughout childhood into adolescence (Carneiro and Heckman 2002; Cunha et al. 2006). Studies also show that income-based differences in adolescent achievement go a long way toward explaining later differences in educational attainment and lifetime earnings (Keane and Wolpin 1997; Carneiro and Heckman 2002). Together, these findings suggest that a generation’s fate may be largely sealed by the time it enters school. If this is true, an understanding of intergenerational mobility and its implications for economic and social policy requires an answer to the vexing question: why do poor children perform so poorly?
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
“Globalization is not the problem. It is the answer,” said Jack Goldstone during his Signature Lecture at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Monday, 1 December 2014
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie-Claude Martin as Senior Fellow, effective immediately.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
The implementation of international development is complex, dialectic and evolving. Over the 50 years, ideas on international development have changed as the solutions proposed to address problems in poor countries have met with mixed results on the ground. Taking a comparative perspective, the panel will review the history of thinking on trade, foreign aid, growth, social protection, and inclusion, and the prospects going forward for each of these as a means of ‘achieving’ development. The launch at the World Bank follows the release by Oxford University Press in spring 2014.
JICA Research Institute Interview: The convergence of development and international governance agendas
Thursday, 16 October 2014
In this JICA Research Institute interview, CIGI President Rohinton Medhora comments on the topic of "the convergence of development and international governance agendas."
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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.
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).
Thursday, 7 August 2014
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.
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).