ISID is pleased to acknowledge the recent publication of Legacies of the Left Turn in Latin America:  the Promise of Inclusive Citizenship.  Co-edited by Professor Manuel Balán of ISID and Professor Françoise Montambeault of the Université de Montréal and published by the University of Notre-Dame Press, the book will have a formal local launch on February 21 at 4 pm at Bar A, 213, rue Rachel est.

Classified as: Latin America, citizenship, democratic development, state-society relations
Published on: 11 Feb 2020

A continuously educated workforce is essential for achieving sustainable development. Recognizing the importance and status of education, the United Nations General Assembly included education among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unfortunately, the education systems in developing countries continue to struggle to achieve the necessary progress. This is especially the case in the lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), where nearly half of the world’s 1.4 billion school-age children live.

Classified as: developing countries, education, education financing, development finance, LMICs
Published on: 7 Feb 2020

Why is access to water a crucial issue in the Middle East and North Africa?  Because water matters for people, water matters for the economy, water matters for the environment, and water matters for equality.   In ISID's most recent policy brief, Professor of Practice Jamal Saghir discusses this issue from a water-security perspective.  Read it online now!

Classified as: water, water resources, Middle East and North Africa, water security
Published on: 3 Jan 2020

ISID's Professor Manuel Balán, jointly appointed with Political Science, and Professor Kazue Takamura, Faculty Lecturer, were both honoured with the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the Fall 2019 Convocation ceremony.  Both have been previously awarded faculty and departmental awards for the excellence of their teaching.  While Professor Balán was praised by Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies), “for his exceptional commitment to pedagogy in general and the art and craft of teaching in particular”, of Professor Takamura Campbell said "Dr.

Published on: 4 Nov 2019

Profits from rooibos tea will be shared with South African indigenous San and Khoi communities in a landmark profit-sharing agreement.  ISID Professor of Practice Timothy Hodges, co-chair of the Nagoya Protocol of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, comments.  The full article in Nature is available online

Published on: 4 Nov 2019




A New Policy Direction for Canadian International Development?

An Open Letter to the New Government

Classified as: Canada, foreign policy, international development
Published on: 17 Oct 2019

The Institute for the Study of International Develoment's Women's Empowerment and Development (WED) Lab and the GrOW Research Series have released a new GrOW Research Bulletin, including an article by Mayra Buvinic and Stephanie Oula on "Towards Women's Full Financial Inclusion". 

The Bulletin can be found on the GrOW Research Series website

Published on: 6 Sep 2019

Professor Megan Bradley and ISID release a new policy brief entitled "The Return of Internally Displaced Persons:  Patterns, Possibilities and Gaps in Knowledge".  The brief provides an overview of research and practice pertaining to the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs).  The full brief is now available online.

Published on: 4 Jul 2019

Professor Megan Bradley of ISID has published an OP/ED piece on internally displaced people.  You can read it online at the Big News Network.

Classified as: refugees ; internally displaced people ; Canada ; refugee policy
Published on: 27 Jun 2019

Professors Franque Grimard and Christian Novak of ISID have produced a new policy brief for the Institute on "Updating the DFI's Operating Models and Methods Towards Helping Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development".  Read it online!

Published on: 11 Jun 2019

The Institute for the Study of International Development congratulates Dr Kate Bersch for the publication of her new book. "When Democracies Deliver:  Governance Refrom in Latin America".  Dr Bersch was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, and much of the research and writing of this volume was made possible by her ISID fellowship. 


Publication Detail

When Democracies Deliver:  Governance Reform in Latin America

Katherine Bersch, Davidson College, North Carolina

Classified as: civil society, Latin America, governance, governance reform
Published on: 30 Apr 2019

The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to learn of the publication by Georgetown University Press of "Refugees' Roles in Resolving Displacement and Building Peace:  Beyond Beneficiaries", edited by ISID's Megan Bradley along with James Milner and Blair Peruniak. 

Classified as: refugees; displaced persons; peace building ; developing countries; conflict resolution
Published on: 9 Apr 2019

The Institute for the Study of International Development's regular newsletter, LATITUDE, is now available for download.  Read up on our people, our research, our events and our programs!

Printed copies are available at the Institute in Peterson Hall.

Classified as: ISID, international development, development research, developing countries, McGill
Published on: 26 Mar 2019

ISID Professor of Practice, Dr Eliane Ubalijoro, is profiled in Forbes magazine.

Read the full article online:

Classified as: Eliane Ubalijoro, ISID, women, Rwanda, Leadership
Published on: 8 Mar 2019


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