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.
We present our joint report with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), an assessment of how Canada has positioned its international assistance with respect to the Sustainable Development Goals.
This analysis, which complements our analysis of climate-friendly export competitiveness, discusses and evaluates Canada's commitment to global climate-related development finance.