F0592 - Donald G. Simpson fonds


Series Number:S00504
Series Title:International development
Dates:1966-2010, predominant 1972-1987
Extent:1.44 m of textual records
1 poster
4 videocassette tapes
Scope and Content: Series consists of records relating to Simpson's involvement with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) from 1972-1976, developing their program in education under the direction of Ruth Zagorin in the Social Sciences Division. Series includes minutes, reports, papers, notes, speeches, trip reports and other records documenting Simpson's work on international education projects for both adults and children, cooperation between private companies and educational institutions, and human resources development. Included in these IDRC records are those relating to Project IMPACT, one of IDRC's flagship projects. Project IMPACT was an action research project on the delivery of mass primary education, organized under INNOTECH, one of six regional centres operating under the umbrella of SEAMEO (Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization). The project was first tested in Indonesia and the Philippines and later tested in Jamaica, Liberia, Malaysia and Bangladesh. Records include correspondence, notes, workbooks (modules) used by students, progress reports, publications, planning documents and other records. Series also consists of records relating to Simpson's co-directorship of the Forum for International Activities (FIA), 1984-1987, a non-profit association of public and private organizations interested in advancing the Canadian capacity to respond to requests from other countries for human resource development support. Records include papers, correspondence and planning documents. The series also consists of conference materials, reports and correspondence relating to international health efforts, including meetings relating to creating a Canadian University Federation of International Health. Series also includes various general articles on international development issues, publications and brochures from other development organizations, and travel material and notes from trips.
Restrictions on Access and Use: Files containing personal information of third parties are closed to researchers. Researchers wishing to consult this material must apply to the archivist to enter into a researcher agreement.
Arrangement: Series is arranged into 4 sections: general records; IDRC; IDRC Project Impact; FIA; and global health. Within each section, files are arranged alphabetically.
Other Notes:1. Files relating to sustainable development are in S00512. IDRC correspondence and trip reports, as well as other records relating to international development, are also located in S00514. Records relating to development project in Africa may also be found in S00503, and correspondence with Simpson's wife during his IDRC trips can be found in S00515.

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