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: