Thursday, 17 September 2015
While Canadian Jewish community organizations are actively engaged in lobbying the Canadian government on its foreign policy with Israel and Palestine, it is not at all clear that the perspectives of the Jewish-Israeli diaspora that have emigrated from this conflict zone have been considered. The absence of diaspora voices from the region seems a missed opportunity for the development of a more comprehensive foreign policy position.
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
According to the International Organization for Migration, female migrants constituted approximately 50 percent of the share of the total migrant stock in 2013. The feminization of migration is an ongoing cross-border phenomenon that requires both attention and cooperation to minimize risk and increase protection for vulnerable populations.
Friday, 17 July 2015
The 2013 West African Ebola crisis exposed two weaknesses: the inability of the international community to rapidly mobilize an effective response and a lack of adequate domestic health care systems for epidemic preparedness response.
Thursday, 9 July 2015
Ideology is important to conflict. Shared beliefs create a sense of group identity, specify targets of hostility and enable coordinated action. Understanding ideology is key to effective conflict resolution and management. But, up to now, it has been poorly understood.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
The second CIGI Graduate Fellows policy brief examines Brazil's success in ensuring access to essential pharmaceuticals for its citizens, and how this success can be leveraged for other developing countries in similar circumstances.
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."