CAPPD participates in international assistance review

From 18 May to 31 July 2016, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) held consultations to review Canada’s approach to international assistance – the first time in over two decades that such a review has taken place.

GAC prepared a discussion paper to inform the process. The paper identifies “health and rights of women and girls” as one of 6 priority areas. The previous governments’ approach to development assistance, particularly as it relates to the Muskoka Initiative on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), was critiqued for being narrow in scope.