Latest Research: Articles, Papers, and Reports


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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A Digital Strategy for Canada: The Current Challenge

January 25, 2019

This paper by David A. Wolfe was published as part of the Unlocking Demand for Innovation research program, under the direction of Joanne Castonguay. The manuscript was copy-edited by Barry Norris, proofreading was by Robyn Packard, editorial coordination was by Francesca...

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Canadian Cyber Dialogue – Summary report

January 23, 2019

The first annual Canadian Cyber Dialogue convened in Ottawa in November 2018, bringing together 71 participants from government, the private sector, civil society, and the Munk School’s Citizen Lab to discuss pressing cybersecurity issues facing this country. Under Chatham House...

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Deconstructing the gap: Quantifying the impact of unprincipled allocations of federal transfers to Ontario

January 10, 2019

The majority of federal government spending comes in the form of transfer payments to Canada’s provinces and citizens. However, not all of these transfers are allocated in a fair and principled manner. Previous Mowat Centre reports have assessed the fairness...

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