Ensure Canadian foreign aid is aligned with Canadian values & policy
Canadians can be proud of our track record providing billions annually in international assistance and humanitarian aid, funding medical supplies, water, and food. However, if released into the wrong hands, humanitarian aid can be diverted from its intended target population its target population with deadly consequences.
While Global Affairs Canada maintains records on Canadian-funded projects, these GAC records rarely reflect actions taken by implementing partners, sub-contractors, or secondary project partners. Organizations such as UNRWA have never published an annual oversight report. Lack of transparency and accountability facilitates potential misappropriation of important humanitarian aid, harming the populations in need.
Global Affairs Canada should commit to including local implementing partners and subcontractors in its public reporting, to enhance transparency and opportunities for public oversight.
Canada should require its funding to UNRWA include enhanced reporting, including an annual oversight report to ensure funding is used as intended.
Canada’s terror entity list must be utilized in grant agreements as well as Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy to ensure all funding reflects Canadian values and policy.