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The Government of Canada’s International Assistance 2019-2020

In 2019–2020, we provided development, humanitarian, and peace and security assistance globally. This is how we did it.

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$6.3 billion spent on International Assistance in 2019-2020

390,798 women and girls received sexual and reproductive health services

Canada’s response to Cyclone Idai helped provide 68,469 people with clean water

Ministers' messages

Action areas

Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Gender equality is fundamental to human rights, eradicating poverty, and achieving sustainable development and peace.

Human dignity

Human dignity is central to human rights for those who experience vulnerability, poverty or are affected by crisis.

Growth that works for everyone

Sustainable and inclusive economic development in the poorest countries benefits all nations.

Environment and climate action

Canada supports clean tech, renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, watershed management & climate resilience.

Inclusive governance

Canada fosters inclusive governance to ensure access to institutions, policies, and services for all.

Peace and security

Canada supports peace and security globally - for the safety of individuals and to assure sustainable development.

Canada’s approach and partnerships in international assistance

Feminist International Assistance Policy

Promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls will eradicate poverty and build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world.

Canada’s Partners

Our partnerships provide what’s needed to deliver our international assistance and support our partner countries.

Engagement with International financial institutions

Our engagement with the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is essential to Canada’s approach to international assistance.

Canada's innovative approach

Canada commits to improving the effectiveness of its international assistance, making it more flexible and integrated.

Disbursements by Organization

The Government of Canada’s International Assistance and Official Development Assistance Disbursements by Organization.

Federal organizations

Global Affairs Canada is the lead federal department for Canada’s international assistance. Find other departments who participated.

Legislative requirements

Canada’s legislative requirements and key financial concepts, International Assistance Envelope allocations and disbursements.

Success stories

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