Tag: foreign aid

Banerjee: Canada’s Afghanistan aid urgently needs review – but that doesn’t mean we should go it alone

Banerjee: Canada's Afghanistan aid urgently needs review – but that doesn't mean we should go it alone The recent interaction of John Sopko – the American Special Inspector General of Afghanistan Reconstruction – with the Canadian media on billions of wasted aid dollars in Afghanistan, has stirred Canadian public interest on the forgotten subject of […]

Billions in aid to Afghanistan wasted, including money from Canada, U.S. agency finds

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-billions-in-aid-money-for-afghanistan-wasted-us-agency-finds/ ROBERT FIFE OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF MICHELLE ZILIO PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS REPORTER OTTAWA PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 8, 2018 UPDATED NOVEMBER 8, 2018  COMMENTS Billions of dollars in Western foreign aid to Afghanistan, including from Canada, has been lost to widespread waste, lax oversight and endemic corruption, a U.S. watchdog agency says. The U.S. Special Inspector-General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said in […]

Canada experimenting with new approach to foreign aid: Giving cash directly to poor people

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-aid-cash-transfer-global-affairs-1.4900918 Tens of millions of dollars distributed through direct cash transfers in past 3 years Chris Arsenault · CBC News · Posted: Nov 15, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 16 Nyatlak Nyiet, a 30-year-old refugee from South Sudan now living in Ethiopia with her children, receives cash transfers from the aid group Oxfam under a program […]