ISID Policy Brief. Increasing Aid and Development Financing Volumes for the Advancement of Education in Lower-Middle Income Countries

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.

Published: 7 Feb 2020

ISID Professor of Practice Christian Novak at OECD's 2020 conference on Private Finance for Sustainable Development

McGill-ISID's Professor of Practice Christian Novak participated last week at the OECD's 2020 conference on Private Finance for Sustainable Development.

Published: 5 Feb 2020

New ISID policy brief. Water: a Key Driver for Sustainable Growth

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!

Published: 3 Jan 2020

ISID Congratulates Manuel Balán and Kazue Takamura, recipients of the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching

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

Published: 4 Nov 2019

ISID Professor of Practice Timothy Hodges comments landmark indigenous profit-sharing agreement

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: 4 Nov 2019

ISID Open Letter: A New Policy Direction for Canadian International Development?

      A New Policy Direction for Canadian International Development?

An Open Letter to the New Government

Published: 17 Oct 2019

ISID's WED Lab releases a new GrOW Research Bulletin

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: 6 Sep 2019

New Policy Brief: The Return of Internally Displaced Persons, by Professor Megan Bradley.

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: 4 Jul 2019

Canada Must Step Up to Help Millions Displaced Inside Their Own Countries

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.

Published: 27 Jun 2019

ISID releases a new policy brief on the Sustainable Development Goals

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: 11 Jun 2019

When Democracies Deliver: Governance Reform in Latin America

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. 


Published: 30 Apr 2019

Announcing a New Publication from ISID's Megan Bradley

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. 

Published: 9 Apr 2019

The most recent issue of Latitude, ISID's newsletter, is out!

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.

Published: 26 Mar 2019

5 Lessons For A Non-Linear Scientific Career: Eliane Ubalijoro is profiled in Forbes

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

Read the full article online:

Published: 8 Mar 2019

Working in Export Manufacturing: A Blessing or a Curse?

ISID's Global Governance Lab releases a new policy brief by Francesco Amodio and Andreas Menzel, "Working in Export Manufacturing:  A Blessing or a Curse".  Read about it here!

Published: 18 Feb 2019


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