Making Canada's Foreign Assistance More Accessible and Transparent | Policy Magazine

Published: 9 February 2023

February 7, 2023 | In an ongoing conversation about the significant global challenges today from climate change to the war in Ukraine following Kevin Page's complexity seminar, Alison Clement wrote about these challenges requiring strong, united responses from the world's leading democracies. Alison Clement is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. Alison has ten years of progressive experience with the United Nations and the Canadian government. Kevin Page is the President of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy at the University of Ottawa, former Parliamentary Budget Officer and a contributing writer for the Policy Magazine. 

" Canadian aid is not charity. It is a matter of national self-interest. Helping other countries is also about looking out for Canadians. This warrants the need for the development of a modernized foreign aid public outreach strategy that leverages a number of different media to provide tangible real-time reporting about our international assistance in easily digestible formats. This can provide assurance that Canada’s foreign aid is being spent effectively; but equally as important, that it is reaching and helping those who are most in need."

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