Virtual Victoria Forum 2020


A series of biweekly webinars have been organized, culminating with a Virtual Victoria Forum on November 12, 13, & 19 2020, under the theme of “Bridging divides in the wake of a global pandemic.”

Shifting Power: Direction and Control as a Key Obstacle to Localizing International Assistance


Direction and Control regulations impose outdated and ineffective obligations on Canadian CSOs, expected to exercise full control of the activities and spending of their local partners. Directly in contradiction of the localization principles of the Grand Bargain, Canada’s CSOs are requested to impose rigid mechanisms of top-bottom hierarchy.  Canada’s CSOs, with the political leadership of Senator Ratna Omidvar, are proposing an alternative bill that would supplant the ‘direction and control’ approach with that of resource accountability.

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