A new perspective on returns on development investment. Results from an augmented gravity model, looking at Canadian exports and ODA to developing countries 1989-2015.
The need for a common understanding of additionality in the context of DFIs is highlighted by the increasing interest from the OECD-DAC in capturing private finance mobilized by official development finance. Many DFIs now face the requirement to report not only financial return on investments, but how their investments satisfy or create additionality.
Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) has committed to ensuring that “no less than 50% of bilateral ODA is allocated to countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by 2021-22”. Is this a meaningful target given what we know about trends in the geography of global poverty?
Takeaways from the 2016 OECD-DAC study on private sector mobilization by official development finance, showing increasing coverage and growth for 2012-2015. As the ‘ODA’ concept changes, private sector involvement will only increase in importance. What does this mean for the Canadian DFI and Canada’s approach to development finance more generally?
How much of planned GAC development spending is already clearly visible? Analysis of GAC development spending room based on net balances at the project/spending line level, comparison of balances with the total spending tract, and examination of project selection types.
Will Canada’s ‘feminist international assistance policy’ push the envelope?
New publication highlighting key messages in eight areas to help address how Canada can deliver in a rapidly changing global development context.
Analysis of recent G7 agendas, where development fares, considerations for Canada's 2018 G7.
Canada in International Development: foreign assistance, trade, investment, migration and remittance flows between Canada and developing countries