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  • Youth unemployment in Germany is much lower than in Canada

    Youth unemployment in Germany is much lower than in Canada
    How do they do it and what can we learn?

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  • From Investment to Impact

    From Investment to Impact
    The NFP Experience with Social Impact Bonds

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  • Rebuilding Canada

    Rebuilding Canada
    This Mowat Note examines public infrastructure investment in Canada today. Canada has a historic opportunity to rebuild our 20th century nation-defining infrastructure for the 21st century.

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  • Better Outcomes for Public Services

    Better Outcomes for Public Services
    Governments have traditionally spent billions paying for social support systems with little understanding of their actual social outcomes. Too often, they base program funding on outputs and activity rather than measurable impact.

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Latest research

August 28, 2014 | Anne White, Nevena Dragicevic, Thomas Granofsky

What Works?

Proven approaches to alleviating poverty.
This report examines poverty reduction initiatives that are generating promising results around the world, with a focus on innovations in poverty measurement, programs and supportive infrastructure. More
August 25, 2014 | Andrew Galley, Elizabeth McIsaac, Jamie Van Ymeren

From Investment to Impact

The NFP Experience with Social Impact Bonds
Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a new funding tool that uses private capital to fund preventative social interventions. More

 

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September 12, 2014

Youth unemployment in Germany is much lower than in Canada. How do they do it and what can we learn?

Canada’s youth unemployment rate is 13.4%. Ontario’s is 15.8%. Germany’s is 7.8%. Why? More
August 26, 2014

What is the Council of the Federation, and why should I care?

10 years ago, Canada’s premiers created a new organization for provinces and territories to work together called the Council of the Federation. Here’s the TLDR version of what you need to know about it. More
August 22, 2014

The Springfield Monorail: How not to build infrastructure

Public Policy Lessons from The Simpsons #1
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September 12, 2014

Federal cuts to small business EI premiums will do little to fix the problems with Employment Insurance – CBC Metro Morning

Mowat Director Matthew Mendelsohn speaks with CBC's Matt Galloway about the recent federal cut to EI premiums for small businesses. More
July 11, 2014 | Matthew Mendelsohn

Canada’s Finance Minister is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts

This week, the National Post published my op-ed addressing recent comments made by Canada’s federal Finance Minister regarding Ontario’s long-standing criticism of federal policies governing fiscal transfers and their impact on Ontario’s balance sheet. More
September 11, 2014

Mowat Centre welcomes Mike Moffatt as Chief Economist

The Mowat Centre today announced the appointment of Mike Moffatt as the Centre’s new Chief Economist. More

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