Better Lives Through Sustainable Natural Resource Governance:
CIRDI’s response to Canada’s International Assistance Review
In May 2016, Global Affairs Canada launched a review and public consultations process focused on renewing Canada’s international assistance policy, programming and funding framework. CIRDI submitted a response, Better Lives Through Sustainable Natural Resource Governance, which focuses on the following three recommendations:
1. Recognize the role of sustainable natural resource management and governance as a vital opportunity for developing countries to lift their citizens out of poverty, and share Canadian expertise and experience to help make this happen.
2.Capitalize on the deep and broad expertise in Canadian universities and post-secondary institutions to strengthen Canada’s resource governance support to developing countries.
3.Promote innovative approaches to development based on real partnerships, the generation and sharing of foundational knowledge and leading-edge research.