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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.

Reforming to Create Jobs -- the World Bank's Doing Business Report 2018

Submitted by nicko2 on 06 November 2017

Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 15th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.

GAC organizational chart / AMC structure organisationelle

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 02 November 2017

The latest Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Organizational Chart (September 2017) and a List of Thematic specialists and Deputy Directors, which will be useful for those who work with the department. GAC updates these on a periodic basis.

La plus récente version de la structure organisationnelle d’Affaires mondiales Canada (septembre 2017) ainsi que la liste des spécialistes thématiques et sectoriels. Ces documents vous seront utile si vous qui travaillez avec le ministère. Les listes sont mises à jours périodiquement.

The liberal order of the past 70 years is under threat

Submitted by nicko2 on 07 October 2017

This article provides an interesting perspective on why international law, the topic of this year's CAIDP-CCIL conference is so important. Notiing that the rules-based international order that emerged from the wreckage of the second world war a huge improvement on anything that preceded, and it currently under threat.

Financing for Development: Pandemic Bonds

Submitted by nicko2 on 14 August 2017

WHEN the Ebola virus hit west Africa in 2014, it took months to get together the money needed to combat the outbreak. Donors ended up committing more than $7bn. But the money came too late and too inefficiently, says Tim Evans, who directs the World Bank’s global health practice. Lives that could have been saved were lost. The bank estimates that GDP in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone was reduced by $2.8bn.

Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization: Moving from Theory to Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Submitted by nicko2 on 06 July 2017

For those interested in financing for development, this new World Bank publication "Strengthening Domestic Resource Mobilization: Moving from Theory to Practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" will be an interesting read.