Federal budget 2018

Federal budget 2018: Bono praises Canada’s boost in foreign aid spending

By Mike Blanchfield The Canadian Press

…The budget pledged $2 billion over five years to increase international aid through a new International Assistance Innovation program, designed to come up with flexible new financing arrangements, and the Sovereign Loans program. This is the biggest increase in almost two decades…

https://globalnews.ca/news/4051779/federal-budget-2018-bono-canada-foreign-aid/

 

Aid minister aims for more private sector investment in foreign aid

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press — Feb 28 2018

…  International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says she wants to use the new $2 billion in extra aid dollars in the new budget to attract insurance and pension funds to invest in fight against global poverty.  She's targeting them for a simple reason: "They have a lot of money," Bibeau said Wednesday in an interview…

https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2018/02/28/aid-minister-aims-for-more-private-sector-investment-in-foreign-aid-3/#.WpgAbujwZPY