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CIGI paper offers lessons from Bretton Woods era for policy makers tasked with saving euro zone

Friday, August 24, 2012
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Policy makers must look beyond economic factors and consider domestic political constraints when designing new international monetary arrangements, says a new paper from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

CIGI-INET paper points to fault lines in international financial architecture for resolving sovereign debt crises

Thursday, August 23, 2012
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A new paper by a former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) European Department says that fault lines in the international financial architecture for resolving sovereign debt crises mean that recent and future debt crises will remain more costly than need be.

Researchers highlight need for adequate food security governance in South Africa

Thursday, August 23, 2012
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New research from South Africa shows that, to be truly effective, food security policies in the country need to be intimately linked with progress on land reform. Currently, this lack of coordination disproportionately affects rural populations and highlights the need for governance reform.

CIGI appoints James Manicom and Mark Raymond as research fellows for global security program

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of James Manicom and Mark Raymond as research fellows for the global security program.

Dr. James Orbinski to lead Africa Initiative at CIGI

Monday, August 20, 2012
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Dr. James Orbinski has been appointed Director of the Africa Initiative, effective September 2012, CIGI announced today. James also will be a senior adviser to CIGI’s vice president of programs.

Students presented with prize for exceptional work, as Africa Initiative prepares for book launch

Friday, August 17, 2012
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Beth Rachlis and George M. Bob-Milliar, participants in the Africa Initiative’s 2011 graduate research grant program, are receiving $1,000 awards for their significant contribution to research on African policy issues. Their work will also be included in a forthcoming book, "Africa Rising – A Continent’s Future through the Eyes of Emerging Scholars."

Research from Malawi identifies policies to reduce maternal HIV transmissions

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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The success of new maternal HIV programs will depend on efficiently organized health services and overcoming perceptions and attitudes toward HIV testing and results, according to a new policy brief.

CIGI Campus shortlisted for 2012 World Architecture Festival Award

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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The CIGI Campus has been shortlisted for a second international architecture award, this one from the 2012 World Architecture Festival (WAF).

CIGI commentaries track progress on RMB internationalization and global monetary reform

Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Beijing’s decision to name another RMB-clearing bank in the near future in Singapore suggests that China’s regulatory authorities are ready, once again, to raise the quotas on offshore renminbi (RMB) transactions, says a new CIGI commentary series.

Lessons from Haiti and Japan show need for greater coordination, more communication, respect for local authority and attention to mental health

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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Experiences in Haiti and Japan offer lessons on how the international community can improve responses to disaster, says the first installment of a new policy brief series from CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Rwanda should support exhumations to help overcome psychological damage caused by genocide, according to new policy brief

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Post-genocide exhumations and the creation of a DNA database can help genuine post-conflict reconciliation in Rwanda, says the latest installment in the policy brief series issued by the Africa Initiative and CIGI.

CIGI report on regulatory failings in run-up to financial crisis questions FSB’s ability to succeed in its current form

Monday, July 16, 2012
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International regulators failed to keep pace with the globalization of the financial system in the run-up to the financial crisis in 2007 — a failing thathighlights the magnitude of the current challenges in managing the international financial system, says a new CIGI paper.
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