In-depth conversation: Are the SDGs relevant anymore? Devex editor Raj Kumar weighs in

Why It Matters

Global inequality is at a high — vaccine inequity is a salient example. As the Global North begins to recover, much of the Global South is still grappling with the pandemic’s social, health, and economic devastation. How NGOs, agencies, and governments engage in global development will be crucial for global recovery.

Canadian charities say building partnerships with local organizations is tough. This new Senate bill may change that

Why It Matters

If passed, Bill S-222 could undo a decades-old rule that Canadian charities say prevents them from building fair, equal partnerships with grassroots organizations, rather than hierarchical and colonial relationships.

Six major funding promises from the 2021 Generation Equality Forum

Why It Matters

Surviving and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t just involve vaccines or public health measures. It also includes responding to domestic violence, high rates of female unemployment, and other gender-specific aftershocks — and those require serious investment.

Ten concrete ways INGOs can decolonize their aid work

Why It Matters

The colonial legacy of global aid is difficult to uproot from the sector’s current practices, operations, and hiring. Without serious reflection by Global North operations, these colonial practices will only continue to manifest themselves during humanitarian crises.

Budget 2021: Four pressing questions for Canada’s role in the new state of the world

Why It Matters

Canada is not safe from the COVID-19 pandemic if countries around the world are still suffering from its effects, as well as the many humanitarian crises in its wake. Defeating the virus will require a strategic and broad international aid plan.

Community and connection are the core of resettling refugees. How have settlement organizations navigated lockdown?

Why It Matters

Newcomers are having a hard time finding community in Canada, because of COVID-19 shutdowns and the xenophobia it’s brought. If they can’t fully participate in life here in Canada, not only does it negatively impact their wellbeing, but all Canadians miss out on the ways newcomers make our communities better.