Event Date: May 12, 2010 - 12:00 pm
Location: Social Science Building, 120 University pvt, Room 4004
Launch of a new report by Barry Carin and Gordon Smith, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria.
Free. Registration is not required. Presentation of the report will be in English; discussion period in English and French.
What is the future of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Canada’s development policies? In this report, Barry Carin and Gordon Smith contend that CIDA suffers from a range of institutional problems that constrain its ability to deliver aid effectively, flexibly, and in a focused manner. Among their wide-ranging conclusions, the authors call for changes to CIDA and new approaches to Canadian development assistance that would focus more on providing incentives to, and encouraging greater competition among, organizations delivering development assistance. The report is produced by the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, in cooperation with the Canadian International Council.
Barry Carin is Associate Director of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria and Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. He is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. From 2005-2009 he was editor of the journal Global Governance. Prior to joining CIGI, Dr. Carin served as high commissioner of Canada to Singapore and as assistant deputy minister of Trade and Economic Policy in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He was foreign affairs Sous Sherpa for four G8 meetings. He has been Canadian representative on the Executive Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and assistant deputy minister for Strategic Policy and Planning in the Department of Employment and Immigration. He was also Director of Effectiveness Evaluation in the Treasury Board Secretariat. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University.
Gordon Smith is Executive Director of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He is also Executive Chairman of Triton Logging (world leading technology in underwater harvesting). Dr. Smith chaired the Board of the International Development Research Centre for a decade. He has been Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister’s Personal Representative (Sherpa) for G7/8 Summits, Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations and Ambassador both to NATO and the EU. He is the author of a number of books and articles and frequently appears in the media. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT.