Canada flirts with starting development finance institution

Meant to give private sector a nudge to invest in developing countries they would otherwise deem too risky.

Nigel Fisher the humanitarian—and his brush with Hollywood

The global public servant and Canadian was in Ottawa last week to receive an award from the GG.

Military harm to civilians in Iraq ‘concerning,’ UN humanitarian chief says

Valerie Amos, who is set to leave her post in March, says countries like Canada can use their weight to push for greater accountability from countries to follow humanitarian law.

How Michaëlle Jean became the Francophonie head

Her charisma, hard work, and Harper’s negotiating skills likely helped seal the deal.

Michaëlle Jean a front-runner to lead Francophonie

The former governor general could come out on top if there's no African consensus candidate, say observers.

Feds take industry advice on social responsibility policy

Controversial CSR counsellor job stays, with some tinkering.

New extractive-sector CSR strategy set for release Friday

NGOs, industry both want at least part of dispute-resolution process to go from voluntary to mandatory.

Fine foreign policy reads to get you through a Canadian winter

Adapt or die: The new NGO funding reality

The North-South Institute closed after 38 years because it couldn’t scrape together enough non-federal cash. For many others, that struggle continues.

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