Development Unplugged provides a platform for cutting-edge thinking and debate on global issues and international development. Curated by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), this blog serves as a virtual space where practitioners, researchers, and academics can share commentary and reflections on the challenges of our time.
Canada has a chance to streamline its efforts to make gender equality a reality in Canada and around the world
Canada should take effective action to demonstrate that its commitments aren't just empty rhetoric.
12/13/2018 14:52 EST
The Myanmar leader has been at best silent in the face of genocide, and at worst, complicit.
10/03/2018 12:13 EDT
This is a critical moment where we can both celebrate the progress we've made so far, while highlighting the gaps that remain.
09/24/2018 11:42 EDT
As our community has realized new rights in Canada, it's often made it even trickier to go back into the closet when we move to countries.
06/20/2018 09:26 EDT
Every year we reflect on the top newsmakers, but what about those lost from the headlines? International humanitarian agency CARE recently released a study looking at the top 10 under-reported crises...
02/12/2018 10:47 EST
When looking to partner with Indigenous communities in Canada, it is imperative to recognize the immense knowledge that exist at the community level.
02/05/2018 11:42 EST
As Canadians implement — or abandon — their New Year's resolutions, it's also an appropriate time to reflect upon how the Canadian government is acting on the pledges it has made. As case...
02/02/2018 10:32 EST
By Juan Carlos Rivillas, Raul Devia-Rodriguez, Gloria Song and Andréanne Martel Generally speaking, equity in access to essential sexual, reproductive, and maternal health care services for Col...
01/23/2018 10:04 EST
Take a look beyond the cliche.
01/10/2018 11:11 EST
Have you ever heard of NCDs? If you haven't, you aren't alone: non-communicable diseases or NCDs are a crucial health issue, but not the best known. Worse, NCDs have a serious public relations issue:...
12/12/2017 13:30 EST
Written by Sarah Pentlow This has been a year where the feminist movement has had its profile raised significantly — the Women's March in Washington D.C., Canada's launch of a new Feminist Inter...
12/06/2017 09:57 EST
Nations should understand who is dying, when their people are dying, where they're dying, and from what disease, injury or condition.
11/30/2017 16:05 EST
Inequalities in wealth and power continue to worsen, while the past few decades have made only a modicum of improvement in the lives of the world's poorest.
11/23/2017 12:22 EST
Unlike a natural disaster, it is a preventable and utterly curable disease.
11/23/2017 11:08 EST
Written by Sunisha Neupane Article originally published on September 21, 2017 at Think Tank Initiative Bringing the perspectives of citizens, including the most marginalized, into health policy proces...
11/07/2017 16:34 EST
By Shakira Choonara, Regional advocacy officer, Southern African AIDS Trust (Johannesburg, South Africa) Despite having seen firsthand the struggles faced by a person with a visual impairment, it was...
10/31/2017 13:38 EDT
Written by Gavin Charles Democracy is much more than a ballot box – it is the rule of a just law, the inclusion and protection of minority rights, and the enabling of a vibrant and free civil so...
10/27/2017 14:31 EDT
Written by Erica Di Ruggiero and Yv Bonnier Viger We often hear that we live in a global village that is interconnected and interdependent. Despite this seemingly inclusive rhetoric, many people are s...
10/24/2017 15:01 EDT
By Livia Bizikova and Cory Searcy Two years ago, the United Nations adopted its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the heart of the 2030 Agenda was a commitment to pursue an ambitious set of...
09/20/2017 11:50 EDT
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