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Session 1a: New Trends, New Actors, in International Development

Session 1a: New Trends, New Actors, in International Development

Join Timothy Shaw, Moses Kiggundu, and Bernard Wood in a spirited discussion of new actors and trends in international development. This exciting session will cover a wide range of topics, including: non-aid drivers to development; the potential and limits of public policy in development; emerging trends and actors in developing countries; and, what Canadians bring to the table, emerging economies, global re-balancing and its potential global impact.

Chair: John Sinclair - McLeod Group

John Sinclair studied economics at Cambridge University, leading to a career as an international development practitioner, working for UK DFID, CIDA and the World Bank.  As a member of the McLeod Group, he is now a thinker/policy advocate on development issues.  He is a Distinguished Associate of the North-South Institute and teaches from time-to-time at Ottawa U’s School of International Development. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, AsDB, IFAD, Ford Foundation and UNICEF.  His geographic focus is Africa and Asia, including living in Sri Lanka, Egypt and Indonesia.  He writes and blogs on development issues. His current professional interests are global architecture, development effectiveness, post-Busan, evaluation, country and donor performance, fragile states, governance/corruption, Post-2015 agenda, institutional effectiveness, inclusiveness and decentralisation.

Tim Shaw - Director, Global Governance and Human Security Phd. Program,  University of Massachusetts

Tim holds a trio of degrees from three continents: Africa, Europe & North America. After teaching for three decades at Dalhousie University, for the last decade he has directed postgraduate progammes at the Institutes of Commonwealth Studies in London & International Relations in Trinidad. He is now visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Adjunct Professor at Carleton University & Distinguished Research Associate at the North-South Institute in Ottawa. Tim's latest coedited titles include: Africa & International Relations in the 21st Century, Rethinking Development Policies for Public Policy, The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms & The Diplomacies of Small States. 

Prof. Moses N. Kiggundu - Sprott School of Business, Carleton UniversityBernard Wood, President Bernard Wood & Associates

Moses N. Kiggundu is Professor of Management and International Business at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on the challenges and opportunities of managing globalization and creating conditions for the development of a competitive economy and open society in developing countries and emerging economies. He is interested in the study of conceptual and practical questions of building state and non-state capacities in open societies for the facilitation of effective and gainful participation in the global economy. For over thirty years, he has worked with multinational companies, United Nations and international organizations, Canadian and foreign governments on a range of issues. He has published over fifty conference papers, journal publications, book chapters and several books, including Managing Organizations in Developing Countries: An Operational and Strategic Approach (Kumerian Press, 1989) andManaging Globalization in Developing Countries and Transition Economies (Greenwood 2002).

Bernard M. Wood - President, Bernard Wood & Associates

Bernard Wood has over 40 years experience as an evaluation specialist, senior multilateral manager, think tank director in development and security policy, and parliamentary advisor. In the 1980s, he was a pioneer in taking evaluations of official programs of development assistance to the critical country level and in deepening assessments of civil society assistance. In the past three years, he led the international core team for one the largest ever development evaluations - the Evaluation of the Paris Declaration.  From 1993-99 he served as the Director of Development Cooperation and head of the DAC secretariat at the OECD in Paris.  Earlier he was Deputy Director of the Parliamentary Centre, then founding CEO of The North-South Institute and CEO of the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security.