CASID and Canadian Journal of Development Studies : Organizational Strengthening 2007-2010

The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is a national, bilingual, multidisciplinary and pluralistic association devoted to the study of international development in all parts of the world. CASID was founded in 1989 by a group of individuals from the academic and practitioner community to provide a forum for Canadian scholars, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and others interested in international development to meet and exchange views on a regular basis.

Between 1994 and 2005, IDRC issued six grants to CASID and its publication, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS) totaling CA $1.483 million. In 2006, IDRC undertook an evaluation of CASID in collaboration with its Executive Council, as well as an external organizational assessment. The idea was to measure progress since the last evaluation 10 years ago.

This new project builds on recommendations from the 2006 external review, a visioning exercise carried out in late 2006, and the adjustments made in consequence of the review and exercise. The grant will not only enable CASID to strengthen its capacity to deliver its programs, but also to do so more efficiently and effectively by improving itself as an organization in critical areas of performance. The overall goal is to position CASID more squarely in the context of international development research in Canada, while at the same time improving its outreach to organizations outside Canada specializing in international development.

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Start Date

Saturday, September 22, 2007

End Date

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


36 months

IDRC Officer

Mougeot, Luc

Total funding

CA$ 609,600




Foundations for Innovation

Project Leader

Ann Weston

Project Leader

Jorge Nef


Canadian Association for the Study of International Development

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