Department of Finance Consultation on Official Development Assistance, 2020

Current Status: Open

The Department of Finance is consulting on its Official Development Assistance disbursements, giving stakeholders an opportunity to comment on whether its current international assistance payments to the World Bank Group’s International Development Association, the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank meet the criteria stated under the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act.

The Official Development Assistance Accountability Act came into force in 2008. Its purpose is to ensure that Canadian Official Development Assistance is provided in a manner that:

Who is the focus of this consultation?

Canadian civil society organizations, governments, international agencies, academics, and other participants in this consultation should provide the following information when submitting their comments:

Submissions should be e-mailed to fin.apdconsultation-consultationoda.fin@canada.ca by December 23, 2020.

Key questions for consideration:

The consultation seeks input from the Canadian civil society organizations, governments, academics, and international agencies on three guiding questions.

What’s next?

Our conversation doesn’t end here. 

We’ll be collecting your feedback into a report that summarizes what we heard and this report will be provided to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance , and to the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance. They will consider your input alongside the research our economists have been doing to improve the effectiveness of the Department of Finance’s international assistance contributions.

Those providing comments are asked to indicate clearly the name of the individual or the organization that should be identified as having made the submission. In order to respect privacy and confidentiality, please advise when providing your comments whether you:

Information received through this comment process is subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. Should you indicate that your comments, or any portions thereof, be considered confidential, the Department of Finance will make all reasonable efforts to protect this information.

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