Thought Leadership

CowaterSogema has established its self as a recognized global-leader in our field. Through our commitment to constant learning and knowledge sharing, we produce monthly Thought Leadership ‘White Papers.’ We encourage the global community to participate in an open dialogue about international development. We hope you can find an article that interests you and sparks a conversation. If you would like to know more about a particular topic we have not yet covered, please send us a message so that we might consider publishing a piece that covers your topic of interest.


October 2017: Achieving Results in Fragile States

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 …

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May 2017: The Role of Supreme Audit Institutions

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.

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March 2017: Catalyzing Economic Development

Issue No.05
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.

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