The September 23 Throne Speech offers a significant opportunity to meaningfully stimulate Canada’s support for development. It is incumbent on the sector to push the government to follow up its words with action in the form of a sustainable, transparent and accountable financial commitment to increasing development spending.
This report presents Canadian International Development Platform and Engineers Without Borders Canada submission to Global Affairs Canada's international climate finance consultations: Canada’s approach to international climate finance requires nothing short of a hard reset.
This analysis proposes and tests an improved method for the valuation of DAC climate-related development financing (CRDF). This analysis also raises broader questions about the types of activities that comprise Canada’s current and future approach to climate finance.
This analysis updates our past work on climate-related development finance (CRDF). First, we outline the broad contours of the CRDF space. Second, we analyze Canada’s CRDF portfolio in greater depth, focusing on the increasing use of debt instruments and the overlap between gender and climate.
Canada is competing to win one of the two available seats in the Western Europe and Others Group of states at the United Nations Security Council. This article provides a contextual primer for the election.
COVID-19 has had widespread impacts in terms of slowdowns across a range of sectors. This analysis aims to quantify the slowdown in international development project starts and GAC contracting.
This analysis compares development spending for three countries – Canada, Ireland, and Norway – that are competing for the two available rotational UN Security Council (UNSC) seats, the outcome of which will start to emerge after June 17.
This analysis is the third in a series on risks to development outcomes stemming from donor response to the COVID-19 crisis. We argue that there is a high probability that the crisis will cause a fragmentation of donor programming portfolios and that this fragmentation typically favors multilateral institutions.
In this analysis we outline risks to development spending stemming from donor's response to the crisis. We hypothesize that risks to development spending, given feedback loops, are somewhat independent of temporal uncertainty, as the crisis is long and deep enough to set off chains of perverse feedbacks.
This analysis, the first in a series, outlines projected effects of COVID-19 on global economic growth, trade, investment, and remittances, and global poverty reduction, before providing a specific outlook on Canadian economic growth.