Commitment for 2017 - C$250m.
The mandate of Global Affairs Canada is to manage Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, to encourage the country's international trade and to lead Canada's international development and humanitarian assistance. On the Development side, this includes:
managing Canada's support and resources effectively and accountably to achieve meaningful, sustainable international development and humanitarian results;
engaging in policy development in Canada and internationally, enabling Canada's effort to realize its international development and humanitarian objectives.
Global Affairs Canada's priorities for 2015-2016 include: implementing Canada's development agenda to reduce global poverty and provide humanitarian assistance. To this end, Global Affairs Canada aims to:
Negotiate an effective post-2015 Development Agenda that includes measurable goals reflecting the changing development landscape.
Lead global efforts to improve maternal, newborn and child health and to secure a better future for children and youth.
Develop sustainable economic growth including by increasing the rule of law and democratic governance.
Work with an empowered civil society and non-traditional partners such as the private sector, including through innovative finance mechanisms, to find lasting solutions to poverty.
Harness Canadian expertise and resources in agriculture, nutrition and supply chains to increase food security and nutrition in developing countries.
Strengthen development accountability and transparency efforts globally and nationally.
Provide timely, effective and coordinated needs-based responses to humanitarian crises resulting from natural disasters, conflict and acute food insecurity.