By David R. Morrison
Aid and Ebb Tide: A heritage of CIDA and Canadian improvement Assistance examines Canada’s combined list given that 1950 in shifting over $50 billion in capital and services to constructing nations via ODA. It focuses particularly at the Canadian foreign improvement employer (CIDA), the association mainly liable for providing Canada’s improvement tips. Aid and Ebb Tide demands a renewed and reformed Canadian dedication to improvement co-operation at a time whilst the space among the world’s richest and poorest has been widening alarmingly and thousands are nonetheless being born into poverty and human lack of confidence.
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Indeed, both fail to direct sufficient attention to the actual processes of political brokerage and interest mediation that have shaped multiple, often-conflicting objectives and policies, and undermined the coherence of Canadian aid. These processes—state-societal, state-centred, and transnational—have in turn been mediated by organizational and managerial factors. Accordingly, Chapter 11 revisits the historical evidence about the impact on aid policy of domestic interest groups, intra-governmental politics, the international aid regime, and organizational behaviour.
5 Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent was sceptical as well. 6 Cabinet agreed only to Canadian attendance at a follow-up meeting in Sydney, Australia. In May 1950, Robert Mayhew, the minister of Fisheries, headed a delegation that was told to resist any attempts that might be made to oversimplify the problem of raising the standard of living in these countries by expressing it in exclusively financial terms without regard to the social conditions which stand in the way of increasing agricultural and other production.
Support was extended as well to international NGOs (INGOs) such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Later in the decade, universities and colleges (long used as executing agencies in bilateral projects) became eligible for responsive funding matched to in-kind contributions. Similar arrangements were extended to cooperatives, trade unions, professional associations, and municipal organizations. Heightened emphasis on programming for basic needs and human resource development opened new opportunities for NGOs and NGIs to provide services for bilateral projects in the 1980s.
Aid and Ebb Tide: A History of CIDA and Canadian Development Assistance by David R. Morrison