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.
Risks from deglobalization are greater for Canada than its peers. This analysis provides a situational overview and offers four policy ideas on migration and remittances.
Canada should make four commitments on international development immediately. This analysis provides an updated state-of-play, and makes the case for Canada to take action to build back better from the global COVID crisis.
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.