Realities of “a very uncertain world” drive inflation, create challenges for charities working overseas

Long-term development goals around health, education and the rights of women and girls have been pushed aside by the Covid-19 pandemic, inflation, conflict and climate disasters. Global Affairs doesn’t index grants to inflation and many Canadians are giving less as they deal with inflation at home.

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Global Affairs Canada overhauling approximately $6 billion grants and contributions system

Global Affairs distributes billions of dollars each year in the name of international advocacy and diplomacy, from small grants supporting overseas Pride events to Canada’s budgetary contribution to the United Nations. A faster, simpler process would allow global cooperation and international aid organizations to focus on the people and communities they serve, instead of paperwork.

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‘Horrific' hunger crisis in Somalia being overlooked by Canadian donors — here’s why, according to fundraising experts

Many humanitarian crises are long-term in nature, affecting millions of people around the world each year. Yet, experts say these “protracted” crises get much less media coverage than “rapid-onset” disasters, limiting their capacity to raise donations, and stymying efforts to help people who need support.

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Africa is losing $88.6 billion that could be put toward locally-led development, experts say — here's how

While domestic resource mobilization has been a long-time priority for African nations, the urgency of the pandemic added to the list of spending needs and slowed down the region’s efforts.

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“We shouldn’t be gossiping about Afghanistan from afar”: Afghan journalist on how free press affects international aid

Studies show that the international coverage of a humanitarian crisis directly impacts how much global aid goes into the affected region. Passing the one year mark of when the Taliban took power, supporting local journalists in Afghanistan is vital for inclusive coverage of important issues affecting populations within the country, this expert says.

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“Peace is a verb, not a noun”: why modernizing global cooperation and aid must start with reframing language

Words like decolonization are not made for the global south. If the global cooperation and aid sector fails to use language that is meaningful, inclusive and accessible to everyone, conversations on advancing the sector’s future will remain one-sided.

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Five years on, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy is still not fully implemented. What now?

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy was introduced so women and girls have a fair shot at equality. Trying to prioritize women and girls without changing Canadian foreign policy and development practices will continue the cycle of poverty and inequality.

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Local organizations are doing the vast majority of aid work in Ukraine — but receiving just 0.003 percent of global funding: new report

16 million people have so far been displaced from their homes, struggling to survive, or are otherwise in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. This is a highly publicized crisis that’s captured much of the world’s attention — unlike other ongoing wars and humanitarian crises around the world. And the international aid sector’s efforts at localizing their work may be lip service.

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