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What We Are Reading

CAIDP receives many links to interesting publications on development topics. This forum allows members to share links to documents they are reading that they think will be of interest to other development professionals.

Abandoning the World Health Organization Will Benefit China

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 17 June 2020
June 7, 2020  Topic: Security  Region: Asia 
Tags: Donald Trump, WHO, China, Xi Jinping, National Security
The National Interest -
Abandoning the World Health Organization Will Benefit China
Donald Trump’s decision to part ways with the WHO could embolden Beijing to create a competing health organization, leveraging its position astride the global medical supply chain.
by Gary Edson

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at Global Affairs Canada

Submitted by nicko2 on 17 February 2020

"Justin Trudeau’s government starts its second mandate with a new look:  slightly more subdued;  more engaged on pressing national issues;  seemingly less prone to putting communications ahead of policy, and more inclined to political realism rather than the naïve sloganeering that marked its first term."

Article by Daniel Livermore in this Centre for International Policy Studies bog.

McLeod Group's Open Letter to the New Minister of International Development

Submitted by nicko2 on 14 November 2019

I just read the McLeod Group’s open letter to the incoming Minister—one of their best pieces, I think.  I sincerely hope someone will read it!  It may deserve posting on the CAIDP website to spread the word.

Stay well (and warm!)—



Here you are Keith!


Development Partnerships: Parts I The Way of the Future and II A Canadian Action Agenda

Submitted by nicko2 on 12 October 2018

The University of Ottawa's Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) Blog always provides interesting reading for those involved in international development.

John Sinclair's latest post is generating  a lot of discussion amoung members.

The 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: an all-new visual guide to data and development

Submitted by nicko2 on 04 June 2018

The World Bank has issued the 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals, which contains over 180 maps and charts. This new publication shows the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs and is filled with annotated data visualizations, which can be reproducibly built from source code and data.