Themrise Khan is an independent research professional with over 25 years of experience in international development, social policy, gender and global migration.

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Development aid as foreign policy is a flawed idea

In a recent speech at a conference on liberal Internationalism in Toronto, Canada’s Minister for International Development Karina Gould discussed the usual topics, including the importance of her new portfolio, and described how people in …

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Development assistance and violence against women

Canada’s report to Parliament for 2016-17 on what’s known as official development assistance, or ODA, is a 146-page tome about the government’s commitment to the world’s poor. According to the report, Canada spent $5 billion …

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Marketing migration

In describing a unique campaign to raise funds for children’s cancer research in the late 1940s, Siddhartha Mukherjee writes in The Emperor of All Maladies, “For any illness to rise to political prominence, it needed …

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Stop branding Canada’s aid to development

Global Affairs Canada recently unveiled a pilot “logo” for Canada’s overseas development assistance and set up public consultation and feedback. The site states that the new branding is to “raise awareness about Canada’s efforts to …

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