October 20, 2014

Diplomacy, Trade and Aid: Searching for “Synergies”

November 27, 2013 – John Richards

Canada’s foreign aid could be more effective, were strategies in place that addressed the problem of weak host-country governance, which currently renders aid inefficient or even counter-productive, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Diplomacy, Trade and Aid: Searching for “Synergies,” author John Richards proposes a mix of corporate social responsibility for Canadian firms engaged in trade with low-income countries, diplomatic involvement in aid projects, and aid projects designed to address problems of “weak” host-country governance. A professor at Simon Fraser University’s School of Public Policy, Richards is  the C.D. Howe Institute’s Roger Phillips Scholar of Social Policy.

For the report go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/Commentary_394.pdf

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