On April 19, 2021, the Government of Canada (GoC) tabled its first Federal Budget in over 2 years. This analysis looks at the implications of Budget 2021-22 for Canada’s support for development spending.
Canada’s global response to COVID-19 has been among the fastest and strongest. Even so, Canada is an outlier in many respects and its experience is a lesson to donors in the importance of measured rhetoric and meaningful transparency.
In April, the OECD-DAC will release estimates of donor contributions to the global COVID-19 response. It is likely to show an increase in ODA for many donors. Our analysis suggests that these figures should be analyzed cautiously.
This submission to Canada's Department of Finance Consultation on Official Development Assistance addresses both: Canada’s presence in multilateral institutions, and improvements in transparency and reporting
The 2020 Fall Economic Statement did not allocate any additional resources to Canada’s International Assistance Envelope (IAE), the main instrument that funds foreign aid. We present three scenarios for the long-term future of the IAE.