As research and economic data on the world’s developing countries has begun to suggest in earnest in recent years, the future of foreign aid is in fragile states. Over the last decade, poverty rates have been declining steadily in countries that, while firmly entrenched in the OECD’s lowest income groupings, have …read more download PDF
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Cowater examines two key areas where donor countries such as Canada can play an important role in enabling partner countries to leverage the mandates and capabilities of their Supreme Audit Institutions to better ensure the achievement of core international development priorities.
In this White Paper, we examine the key elements that should be considered in adapting the theory of Economic Clusters to the regional economic development strategies in developing economies. Specifically, we look at the importance of establishing key governance structures and the importance of aligning the interests stakeholders from the public sector, the private sector and academia.
In this – the fourth issue of the Cowater White Papers, we how examine how working with CSOs to influence policy through the approaches discussed above, MAMPU is highlighting local challenges and opportunities that are now recognized at multiple levels of government.
In this – the third issue of the Cowater White Papers, we examine the foundation of building climate resilience through effective land and revenue management strategies.
In the second installment of the Cowater White Papers – Cowater discusses Canada’s chance to change the way it practices development for the better, while increasing it’s impact across the developing world.
September 2016: Renewable Energy: How it drives sustainable economic growth, and lifts the poorest and most vulnerable out of poverty.
In this – the first of a series of Cowater white papers on topical issues in development we look at the critical link between energy access for the poorest and most vulnerable, and sustainable economic growth.