Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) : Organizational Strengthening 2010-2012

The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is a membership-based organization devoted to the promotion of new knowledge in the broad field of international development. Since its inception in 1989, CASID has provided a forum for Canadian Scholars, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations and others interested in international development to meet and exchange views on a regular basis. Between 1994 and 2007, IDRC provided CASID with six grants totaling approximately 2 million CAD. The most recent and largest grant (104587), awarded after an external evaluation carried out in 2006, covered the period 2007-2010. This grant will allow CASID to continue to inform Canadian public opinion and policy deliberation in the field of international development over the next two years (2010-2012). In terms of program objectives, CASID will endeavor to facilitate greater inter-university cooperation in Canada. Organizational objectives will focus on increasing outreach, growing and diversifying membership and using information technology to become a more efficient, engaging and publicly visible organization.

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Start Date

Thursday, September 23, 2010

End Date

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


24 months

IDRC Officer

Mougeot, Luc

Total funding

CA$ 212,000


Canada, North and Central America, South America


Foundations for Innovation

Project Leader

Dr. Liam Swiss


Canadian Association for the Study of International Development

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