“The Candian North South Institute has developed, and recently launched, the Canadian International Development Platform (CIDP). The CIDP is a one-of-a-kind data-and-analysis-driven interactive platform that shows Canada’s engagement with the developing world. The CIDP offers the most comprehensive mapping of flows between Canada and developing countries, including detailed data and analyses on foreign aid, trade, investment, migration, and several other topics. The CIDP is an initiative of theNorth-South Institute (NSI) – which was recently ranked the best small think tank in the world – and builds on the institute’s 15-year track record of publishing the Canadian Development Report.
The aim of the CIDP is to engage Canadians on international development, elevate the level of debate by grounding it in the best available evidence base, and ultimately raise the profile of international-development issues in Canadian foreign policy. They do this by employing a combination of the latest in Web 2.0 tools and highly interactive data visualizations. The platform provides a virtual home for academics, policymakers, NGO and civil-society members, the media, and representatives from the corporate sector to come together to discuss development trends and issues, backed by the best available information base.”