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Opportunity Zones: An Opportunity for Ontario

November 14, 2019

Although Ontario has seen relatively stable employment growth in recent years, economic growth and dynamism have not been evenly distributed across the province, especially when rural and urban areas are compared. Ontario’s economy is geographically concentrated in its major urban...

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Measuring Ontario’s Urban-Rural Divide

November 13, 2019

The purpose of this paper from Ontario 360 is to help Ontario policymakers understand the urban-rural divide in the province – including how it manifests itself in differing economic and social outcomes. It concludes with some policy areas that ought to be...

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Resetting Social Assistance Reform

October 29, 2019

The goal of this paper for Ontario360 is to provide advice on how the Government of Ontario can undertake social assistance reform that both improves outcomes for Ontarians with low incomes and is consistent with the government’s priorities. This report provides six...

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Transit in the Greater Toronto Area: How to get back on the rails

October 3, 2019

Toronto is an emerging global city. Yet the failure to build rapid transit in step with the explosive growth of the past 40 years is one of the city-region’s biggest impediments to inclusive development and prosperity. The GTA needs fit-for-purpose...

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Automation, AI and Anxiety: Policy Preferred, Populism Possible

August 2, 2019

Who is fearful of automation and what do they want politicians to do about it? This paper,co-authored by Benjamin Allen Stevens and the Munk School’s Peter Loewen, finds a correlation between Canadians’ fear of job losses from automation and populist...

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Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme: Addressing Food Insecurity with Food and Cash Transfers

Reach Project – Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme: Addressing Food Insecurity with Food and Cash Transfers

February 22, 2019

The Reach Project is a research initiative based in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and supported by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. They examine the successful delivery of social services to those who are hardest...

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Neighborhood Upgrading in Tunisia: Connecting Informal Housing with Basic Services

Reach Project – Neighborhood Upgrading in Tunisia: Connecting informal housing with basic services

February 22, 2019

The Reach Project is a research initiative based in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and supported by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. They examine the successful delivery of social services to those who are hardest...

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Eliminating Malaria in Sri Lanka

Reach Project: Eliminating Malaria in Sri Lanka

February 22, 2019

The Reach Project is a research initiative based in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and supported by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. They examine the successful delivery of social services to those who are hardest...

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Cash Transfers in Palestine: Building Blocks of Social Protection

Reach Project – Cash Transfers in Palestine: Building Blocks of Social Protection

February 22, 2019

The Reach Project is a research initiative based in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and supported by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. They examine the successful delivery of social services to those who are hardest...

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Artificial Intelligence & Society: Choices, Risks & Opportunities

January 30, 2019

The ​2018 Canada-UK Colloquium (CUKC)​ on​ “Artificial Intelligence & Society: Choices, Risks & Opportunities” ​took place ​at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto from November 23 to 25, 2018. Established in 1971,...

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