Ottawa, December 21, 2010
2010-129

Archived - Department of Finance Launches Public Consultation on International Aid

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The Department of Finance today launched a public consultation on the international assistance payments it administers.

The consultation is a requirement under the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act for all federal departments and agencies with foreign aid responsibilities. The feedback from the consultation will help make future assistance more effective by providing the public with an opportunity to comment on the Department’s contribution to global poverty reduction, its consideration of the perspectives of those who live in poverty, and its adherence to international standards on human rights.

The consultation seeks comments on the Department’s:

  • bilateral and multilateral debt relief and arrears clearance;
  • contributions to the International Development Association of the World Bank;
  • new approaches to supporting long-term food security and small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries; and
  • financing of international climate change initiatives.

The consultation is open to all interested parties, including governmental and non-governmental organizations and international agencies.

The consultation will run until February 18, 2011. Further information can be found in the related document above.

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Annette Robertson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance
613-996-7861

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance
613-996-8080

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