Research and Policy Analysis

Cooperation Canada’s research and policy efforts focus on working with members to: 

  • Monitor and track emerging trends in global development cooperation and humanitarian policy, and signal these changes to our members to help them be as effective and impactful as possible; 
  • Propose, and react to, new sustainable development and humanitarian policies in Canada and beyond as the global landscape evolves;  
  • Encourage the Canadian government and civil society to be cooperative leaders on key policy issues in global development and humanitarian assistance; 
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis of Canada’s aid portfolio and emerging global issues, and assess the implications for Canadian programs overseas, in particular for Canadian civil society organizations; 
  • Organize learning events to socialize new developments, key analysis, and policy and political changes for our membership and the broader community; 
  • Convene our members in policy working groups to ensure our policy development and analysis is shaped and informed by their lived experiences; and 
  • Facilitate consultations and dialogue between civil society organizations, government officials and political staff. 

Our Current Efforts


The Futures Initiative

Plausible futures for global development and their implications.


Responding to Covid-19

COVID-19 Resources


Gender Equality

Gender Equality Resources and Publications


2030 Agenda

Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Canada and the world


Protecting Civic Space and Human Rights

Resources and Publications on Protecting Civic Space and Human Rights


Triangular Cooperation

Equitable Partnerships through Triangular Cooperation


Next Generation for Development

​Next Generation – Collaboration for Development