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Canada's Development Policy
This paper provides a critical commentary of Canada's International Policy Statement on Development (2005).
# 99996 | 2,345 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer examines Canada's International Policy Statement on Development (CIPSD 2005) while making reference to a range of scholarly materials from the field of development. The writer also refers to specific commentaries upon the document from organizations with specific interests in the drafting and implementation of development policy. The paper argues that the document is notably lacking in specifics with regard to issues such as timetables for aid delivery to meet targeted goals; determination of who Canada's partners should be; how to specifically balance security and development concerns and how development funds should be distributed. In these key areas as well as others, this paper critiques the CIPSD (2005) and presents reasoned recommendations with regard to policy design and implementation.

A Lack of Precision
Who Should Canada's Partners Be?
Balancing Security and Development
The Distribution of Funds

From the Paper:

"At present, the Canadian Partnership Programs assume only about 10% of CIDAs budget. Given the small size of this figure, there is clearly some room for this percentage to increase; especially if - as recommended above - the government makes a realistic commitment to actually meet Canada's long-term 0.07 ODA target. This being said, it may be recommended that the partnerships which will receive this funding be determined on the by representatives from the civil society (NGOs), the public sector (bureaucracy), and the private sector (business). This trilateral model would allow the strengths and weakness of the various groups to complement each other; combining the institutional memory of the bureaucracy, with the focus on the "bottom line" of business, and the commitment to progressive development of civil society. This balance would, it may be argued, help to ensure that no one ideological perspective assumed exclusive preeminence over Canadian development policy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arn, J. (2002). "The hydra of development studies."Journal of Contemporary Asia, 32.2: 171-190.
  • CIDA - Canadian International Development Agency. (2005). Canada's international policy statement - Development. Ottawa:CIDA.
  • Du Gay, P. (2000). In praise of bureaucracy. London: Sage.
  • Hira, A. and Parfitt, T. (2004). Development projects for a new millennium. Westport, Conn.: Praeger.
  • Horizons. (2006). "Canada's International Policy Statement: Development." Cobourg, ON: 1-10.

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