North-South Institute Institutional Grant 2011-2012

The North-South Institute (NSI) is an established independent thinktank in Canada whose work focuses on international development, poverty reduction and global inequalities. Building on a long history of collaboration between NSI and IDRC, this grant will provide the Institute with core support for 2011-2012. NSI activities during this period will include producing the Canadian Development Report and implementing the Helleiner Fellowship program, as well as a portfolio of research projects. The research will be clustered around three themes: Governance for Equitable Growth; Global Flows and Decent Work; and Fragile and Conflict-affected States. Particular attention will be paid to gender equality and sustainable development. It is expected that the research will generate new knowledge to inform and shape development discourse and policy in Canada and abroad. Efforts will be made to communicate research results more strategically and to diversify NSI's source of funding, especially for core requirements and operating expenses.

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Start Date

Monday, January 17, 2011

End Date

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


18 months

IDRC Officer

Melesse, Martha

Total funding

CA$ 1,050,000




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Project Leader

Rodney Schmidt

Project Leader

Rodney Schmidt


North South Institute

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