NSI Institutional Grant 2012-2015

The North-South Institute (NSI) is Canada's only independent non-governmental research institute focused on international development. NSI's research aims to identify important issues in international development, to influence discussion and policy debate, and to contribute to policy development and implementation to reduce poverty and inequality.

NSI has received IDRC support since its creation in 1976. In recent years, IDRC's support has moved from project-based grants to an institutional grant that has contributed to NSI's status as a leading policy think tank in Canada. This current grant will contribute to NSI's work over during the next three years on a range of socio-economic and governance issues in international development. Research will focus on four thematic areas: global flows and decent work; governance for equitable growth; governance of natural resources; and fragile and conflict-affected states. NSI will also expand its new Canadian International Development Platform interactive database. The research funded by this grant will produce a number of outputs including working papers and policy briefs, conference presentations, reports, and books.

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Start Date

Monday, September 10, 2012

End Date

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


34 months

IDRC Officer

Weston, Ann

Total funding

CA$ 2,000,000


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, North and Central America, South America, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia, Canada


Foundations for Innovation

Project Leader

Bruce Moore


North South Institute

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