Can we slash poverty and starvation by 2015? Yes, if we get to work [op-ed]

JOHN MCARTHUR Wednesday, September 25, 2013 If global development targets followed a National Football League format, we would be approaching the two-minute warning. December 31, 2015, marks the final deadline for the Millennium … [Continue reading]

Asia’s local leaders could play key role in global accountability [op-ed]

John McArthur says input on social, economic and environmental issues will be vital.  Monday, 12 August, 2013 The 2008 global financial crisis instigated a cascade of events that still frame many of the world’s foremost political … [Continue reading]

Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed: Redefining Accountability Abroad

This week I ran an Op-Ed in the Ottawa Citizen.  Full text pasted below. Redefining accountability abroad BY JOHN W. MCARTHUR, OTTAWA CITIZEN JULY 21, 2013 One of the foremost challenges Christian Paradis faces in his new role as Canada’s … [Continue reading]

A CGE Model for African Green Revolutions

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The Need for a New Canadian Conversation on Foreign Aid

I have a new post at, the first of a 3-part series that aims to help kick start a new Canadian conversation around how the country approaches foreign aid over the coming generation.  Please feel encouraged to share comments … [Continue reading]