NextGen Publications & Resources
The Next Generation Program is thrilled to announce the launch of an initiative to share learnings from a series of innovative models of collaboration that aim to bridge theory and practice in the global development sector! This initiative will develop a...
Together for Development: Collaborative Partnerships between North American Academics and Civil Society Organizations Working in Global Development.
The North-American Observatorio project focuses on global commitments under Sustainable Development Goal 17. The present report builds on previous efforts under the Next Generation initiative to identify and compile the knowledge on collaborative partnerships in the Canadian context, asking whether similar trends can be seen across North America and whether differences between the institutional environments in Canada and the US affect the frequency and effectiveness of collaborative partnerships.
Improving our Collaborations for Better Development Outcomes. A Short Summary of a CCIC-CASID Literature Review.
To increase the frequency and success of collaborative partnerships between academics and practitioners involved in international cooperation, in January 2017 the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), launched the
“Next Generation: Collaboration for Development” program. It seeks to address various aspects of academic/practitioner collaborations in development and ways to strengthen these collaborations.
In a new era of global cooperation and sustainable development goals, the effectiveness of Canada’s participation rests more than ever before on the ability of various sectors to work productively together, sharing their knowledge and expertise and generating better evidence. When it comes to development and humanitarian assistance, Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs) and academic communities have much to learn from one another, and much to gain from successful collaborations.
Next Generation – Collaboration for Development is a three-year IDRC-funded program (2017—2019), a joint initiative of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development...
With the approaching closure of the Next Generation Program, the time has come to read and reflect on the multitude of achievements the program has brought to our sector. The program inspired the policy, practice and investments decisions of civil society organizations, academic institutions, networks, funders and governments. The Next Generation Program also provided recommendations that emphasized effective partnerships, inclusion of young people, new technologies, monitoring, evaluation and learning and more importantly sustainable collaboration fueled by an enabling environment for collaboration between academics and practitioners. The Next Generation Program’s success is due to the ability of CASID and CCIC to reimagine existing activities through a collaborative lens – amplifying the importance of academic-civil society collaboration at the core of the Next Generation Program.
We are excited to share with you the new website of the Rethinking Research Collaborative!
“The Rethinking Research Collaborative (RRC) is an informal international network of academics, civil society organisations and social movements, international NGOs, and research support providers who are committed to working together to explore the politics of evidence and participation in knowledge for international development. The RRC aims to encourage more inclusive, responsive and transformative collaboration to improve the production of useful research for social justice and global development.”
Rebecca Tiessen and Ian Smillie
This article documents the disconnect that exists between the academic community and the practitioners who engage in international development policy and implementation work in Canada.
David M. Leege and S. Suzanne Nielsen
Purdue University and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have collaborated with each other for over ten years. This collaboration, while initially field based, started to achieve more significant and lasting results after it was formalized through a commitment by senior leadership in both institutions. This case study documents the evolution of this partnership, from its ad hoc origins in the field to a full institutional commitment, and illustrates the lessons learned along the way.
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