In order to successfully address some of the most pressing global development challenges – like climate change, stimulating equitable growth, and addressing humanitarian crises – the way we think about and do global development needs to change.
Spending 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) on official development assistance (ODA), or aid, is a long-standing target among OECD-DAC donor countries. Canada spends roughly 0.26% of GNI on ODA at the moment.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1235) on Women, Peace and Security, which makes this an appropriate time to reflect on the challenges and lessons learned by governments since its adoption.
For many, having a foot in two cultures can also mean a virtual wallet in two cultures, by sending money back home to help family there.
Fact sheet on Canada's contribution to the Global Fund and the Global Fund Fifth Replenishment Conference
Canada in International Development: foreign assistance, trade, investment, migration and remittance flows between Canada and developing countries