Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy highlights the importance of giving girls and boys equal access through its main action area, which promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Read about CowaterSogema’s thoughts on using evidence-based data to improve girls’ education in this month’s white paper.read more download PDF
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 through our social media platforms or by contacting us directly on our website. 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.
In this white paper, and in the context of Canada’s celebrated new Feminist International Assistance Policy, CowaterSogema’s gender equality specialists propose that resistance to ‘feminism’ or ‘feminist’ approaches to development is often based on a combination of a misunderstanding of these concepts and unconscious biases that implicitly favour existing power dynamics and inequalities.read more download PDF
CowaterSogema has a long history of promoting good governance and accountability in the countries in which we work by building public institutions that are responsive, equitable, inclusive, accountable, transparent, participatory, and efficient. In this Whitepaper, we look at Gender Responsive Budgeting: Leveraging the Power of the Purse to Improve the Lives of Women and Girls.read more download PDF
December 2017: Building markets for small-scale solar to achieve affordable and clean energy for all
Decentralized power solutions are expected to make a substantial contribution towards bridging to bridging the gap and to achieve the goal of universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services by 2030 under the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. In this issue, CowaterSogema examines decentralized power with regards to small-scale solar.read more download PDF
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.read more download PDF
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.read more download PDF
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.read more download PDF
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.read more download PDF
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.read more download PDF
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.read more download PDF