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.
New series on ‘blended finance' takes a closer look at this emerging area in development finance. We compile key resources to help to make sense of it, share perspectives and raise questions for further discussion.
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.
As Canadians implement – or abandon – their New Year’s resolutions, it’s also an appropriate time to reflect upon how the Canadian government is acting on the pledges it has made. As case studies, we can consider the government’s record on supporting global development and Canadian civil society.
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?