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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Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
Aniket Bhushan is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa. He leads the Canadian International Development Platform.
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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.
When it comes to funding for global
initiatives, numbers can deceive. Here’s what to keep in mind this week as the
budget is tabled.
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.
Looking at the size of aid, Canada’s rank as donor continues to fall. Is it all bad news?
Aniket Bhushan asks how can Canada help shape the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
Aniket Bhushan and Yiagadeesen Samy on the real lesson of the Millennium Development Goals and why it needs to be applied to the post-2015 discussion.