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

With the American dollar at a 20-year high, Canadian aid and development organizations feel the pinch

Why It Matters

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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