Never has the imperative for using systems thinking in international assistance been more important as the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed millions of people into poverty, disrupted schooling and placed severe strain on public services in developing countries.
For those interested to have this reference point, here is the link to consult UN salaries and post adjustments.
The shakeup sees Francois-Philippe Champagne replace Bains at Innovation, Science and Industry. Marc Garneau moves from Transport to Champagne's old job as the country's top diplomat, while Mississauga Centre MP Omar Alghabra has been promoted to cabinet to take over Transport.
GAC video on Canada’s response to COVID-19
Presentation slides and recording from the GAC Development Engagement Lab on December 8, 2020 - Diapositives de la présentation et enregistrement du "Development Engagement Lab" de l'AMC le 8 décembre 2020
Martin Cobb from Treasury Board of Canada raised this paradox in 1995, “We know why projects fail; we know how to prevent their failure—so why do they still fail?” Despite ongoing research, writing, seminars and training, Cobb’s paradox remains unresolved. There are no silver bullets to successful project delivery but insights from experience and research can minimize preventable crises and project failure.
Review from the 2019 Conference on Young Professionals and international development professionals with a discussion on Sustainable Development Goals
What are the contributions that international development can make in addressing COVID-19? What does the future hold for international development? Please join us for a conversation between international development practitioners and policy makers on the implications the global community faces in the COVID-19 era, the security challenges, and the future of international development projects during a global pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an uncertain future for the Canadian humanitarian and development sector. A University of Guelph research team recently studied the pandemic's impacts on the Canadian humanitarian and development sector.
The United Nations food agency, the World Food Program (WFP), won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.
Having spent a quarter of a century in international development, one of the issues that strikes me is the plethora of pilots, models and initiatives for sustainable development that have benefitted people in limited geography and numbers but unable to reach scale.
On a weekly basis the group discusses particular topics or questions and works to find solutions that will help our community continue to deliver international development results during the global COVID 19 pandemic.
CAIDP was invited to attend the launch of FinDev Canada’s Annual Report on July 7. The report on the discussion prepared by the External Relations Committee may be of interest to development professionals. In particular we draw your attention to the fact that FinDev is planning to launch a Technical Assistance (TA) facility to build the capacity of their clients which may present opportunities for members. CAIDP will be following developments and reporting back to members on this.
ADB representative for North America Bart Édes briefs CAIDP Board member Phil Cox. Watch/listen to this 20 minute conversation (recorded April 27th, 2020) to hear how the Bank sees the COVID-19 crisis unfolding and the recovery that will follow.
A number of Canadian aid and development security professionals are convening a regular virtual roundtable for Canadian security and risk managers in the aid, humanitarian and development space.
COVID-19 offers an opportunity to recalibrate Nepal’s economy towards self-reliance and preparedness
An interesting article (blog) by Zenda Ofir on how to adjust evaluation practices to cope with the impact of the coronavirus.
Further to my message on Tuesday, we are continuing to develop measures and guidance to support your work during this difficult time.
These are difficult times for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has already brought significant changes to our work, our families, and our daily routines and of course our ability to deliver international assistance in the field.
The Commonwealth of Learning based in Burnaby BC is a world leader in open education resources and open and distance learning.During this crisis they have posted information and resources on their website to help. Find more information here: