Aid and Ebb Tide: A History of CIDA and Canadian Development Assistance

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Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 1998 M10 5 - 602 pages

Aid and Ebb Tide: A History of CIDA and Canadian Development Assistance examines Canada’s mixed record since 1950 in transferring over $50 billion in capital and expertise to developing countries through ODA. It focuses in particular on the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the organization chiefly responsible for delivering Canada’s development assistance. Aid and Ebb Tide calls for a renewed and reformed Canadian commitment to development co-operation at a time when the gap between the world’s richest and poorest has been widening alarmingly and millions are still being born into poverty and human insecurity.

 

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Contents

1 Defining Canadian Development Assistance
1
2 The Early Years 195066
27
3 Maurice Strong and the Creation of CIDA 196670
57
4 Global Expansion and Growing Pains 197077
99
5 Retrenchment and Reorientation 197780
143
6 Rethinking the Mission 198083
177
7 Multiple Mandates and Partners 198389
221
8 A Jolt of Fresh Energy? ODA Policy Reviewed 198489
271
9 Shifting Gears 198993
313
10 Ebb Tide 199398
369
11 Explaining Canadian ODA
425
Appendices
453
Notes
469
Index
587
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Page 3 - Fourth, we must embark on a bold new program for making the benefits of our scientific advances and industrial progress available for the improvement and growth of under-developed areas.
Page 4 - ODA as those flows to developing countries and multilateral institutions provided by official agencies, including state and local governments, or by their executive agencies, each transaction of which meets the following tests: a) It is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective...
Page 3 - ... to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, HAVE RESOLVED TO COMBINE OUR EFFORTS TO ACCOMPLISH THESE AIMS.
Page 12 - Never before in history has the disparity between the rich and the poor, the comfortable and the starving, been so extreme; never before have mass communications so vividly informed the sufferers of the extent of their misery; never before have the privileged societies possessed weapons so powerful that their employment in the defence of privilege would destroy the haves and the have-nots indiscriminately. We are faced with an overwhelming challenge.
Page xi - UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNFPA United Nations Fund for Population Activities...
Page xi - UN United Nations UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNDP United Nations...
Page 3 - International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) - commonly known as the World Bank - in 1952.

About the author (1998)

David R. Morrison is director of the International Program and professor of Political Studies at Trent University in Peterborough. He is the former president of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) and was the founding chair of the Program in Comparative Development Studies at Trent.

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