Aniket Bhushan looks at what it would take to position Canada as a leader on the global stage, especially with regards to development funding, and how the budget measured up.
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Here are five international elements to watch for as the budget is tabled Tuesday, from SDG financing to the Feminist International Assistance Policy to a pat on the back over trade.
From the Arms Trade Treaty to commitments to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programs, Aniket Bhushan assesses the budget’s international elements.
On the heels of Canada’s international assistance review, aimed at better responding to the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly connected world, a new report emphasizes the need for a real Canadian development strategy, not just an update to foreign aid policy.
The 2016 budget and recent announcements, such as increased support for the Global Fund, show where Canada is heading on the global stage but there are still gaps when it comes to transparency, accountability and evidenced-based policy.
Canadian ministers reinforced their interest in development finance at Davos, but for real impact, it is time to think even bigger.