Ottawa, December 20, 2012

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 ensure future assistance remains 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:

  • contribution to the International Development Association of the World Bank;
  • contribution to the general capital increase for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
  • bilateral and multilateral debt relief and arrears clearance; and
  • support to AgResults, an initiative that is designed to improve food security.

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

The consultation will run until January 31, 2013. Further information can be found in the related document above.

For further information, media may contact:

Kathleen Perchaluk
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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