AidWatch Canada Briefing Papers

AidWatch Canada, Reflections on Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, June 2017.

AidWatch Canada, Improving Effectiveness: A contribution to the International Assistance Review, June 2016.

Briefing Paper #5, Trends in Revenue Sources for Canadian CSOs, 1994 to 2011: A Review of 47 development Canadian CSOs, February 2014.

An overview of key trends in private fund-raised revenue, government sources and other private sources by types of Canadian CSOs.

Briefing Paper #4Canada’s Aid Marker for Gender Equality, November 2013.

A critique of DFATD’s approach to measuring its commitment to gender equality.

Briefing Paper #3, A Statistical Review of CIDA’s Food Security Theme, 2008/09 to 2010/11, December 2012.

An overview of Canada’s commitment to food security, which continues to be an important theme in DFATD’s development cooperation.

Briefing Paper #2, Good Practice in Donor Engagement with Civil Society? A Commentary on Partnering with Civil Society: Twelve Lessons from DAC Peer Reviews, November 2012.

A review of the OECD DAC’s Partnering with Civil Society: Twelve Lessons from DAC Peer Reviews, which will guide future DAC peer reviews in donor policies in partnering with civil society.

Briefing Paper #1, The Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation: Foundations for development effectiveness?,  December 2011

A review of the outcomes of the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, held in Busan, Republic of Korea, November 2011.


Papers and Documents on Development Cooperation


Brian Tomlinson, Executive Director for AidWatch Canada, authored the resources and publications below under contract through Black Rock Consulting or as an employee of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation.




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