Following a turbulent period for Canada’s international aid program—one that saw the folding of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) into the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development—the 2013-14 year saw CIPS bloggers reflecting on both Canada’s own development spending as well as international trends and priorities. Some authors took issue with the level and transparency of Canada’s development spending. Others questioned whether aid efforts by Canada and other donors are oriented around the right priorities. Still others reflected on the new development terrain created by the status of China and other emerging powers as donor countries.
Stay tuned next week as we wrap up this four-part series on the Greatest Hits of the CIPS Blog’s post last year.
- Stephen Brown, CIDA’s Underspending: The Minister’s Explanations Don’t Add Up
- Bruce Montador, Why is Ottawa Accelerating its International Aid Budget Cuts by Stealth?
- Kirsten Van Houten and Benjamin Zyla, NATO, China and Afghanistan at the Security-Development Nexus
- Nipa Banerjee, Aid Budgets or Poverty Reduction? Worry About the Right Priority First
- John Sinclair, Poverty, Inequality and Inclusiveness: Which Comes First?
CIPS Blog Editor