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February 5, 2024
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Embracing Our Role: Why You Should Care About International Development

In an era defined by interconnectedness, international aid and development is more than a philanthropic endeavor – it's about embracing our role as global citizens. Canada's international assistance priorities, including the Feminist International Assistance Policy and, more broadly, our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are helping contribute to a more peaceful, prosperous, and inclusive world. To understand international development and why you should care about it – you need to first understand the kinds of challenges international development efforts aim to address.
January 23, 2024
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GAIA: Changing the Way We Action Climate Finance

As we start the new year, I have had the opportunity to reflect on many things. One of them being what keeps people up at night? I get worried when I see the breadth of development challenges in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs), and in particular the gap from where we are as we work to address climate change, to where we need to be.
December 18, 2023
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Reflections on COP28

This month I had the opportunity to spend some time at COP28 in Dubai. Each year, this annual climate conference grows in importance as we collectively grapple with the challenges posed by the climate crisis – challenges that are becoming more complex and widely felt with each passing year, if not season.
November 28, 2023

Innovation Boosts Productivity, Wages, and Sales in the Caribbean

A recent study by IDB Invest and FinDev Canada analyzes survey data from over 1,000 firms across 7 Caribbean countries in 2020, finding that investing in new or improved products, services, processes, methods, or distribution channels drives productivity and economic growth, and can also make companies more resilient in the face of crisis.
October 11, 2023
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The importance of embracing the potential of emerging markets and developing economies

Emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) play a crucial role in the global economy, contributing 60% of the world's GDP and driving over a third of global GDP growth. However, the potential of EMDEs is often overshadowed by the challenges they face. At FinDev Canada, we recognize the significance of showcasing the potential of these regions to mobilize private sector investment and foster sustainable and inclusive development.