October 22, 2020
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FinDev Canada’s Approach to #BuildBackBetter

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside in many countries around the world, and governments transition away from emergency response to longer-term economic stimulus measures, a key question for policy makers is emerging: How can we #BuildBackBetter? How can we turn this crisis into an opportunity?
September 16, 2020
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FinDev Canada: Looking Back, Looking Forward

COVID-19 and its far-reaching health, economic, social, and even political consequences have captured the world’s attention, and rightly so. Across the planet, policy and policymakers were forced to pivot as the coronavirus spread. Life is now divided into two periods: before the pandemic, and during it.
August 18, 2020
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Equality Means Business: The Women's Empowerment Principles

It was just over a decade ago, on International Women’s Day in 2010, that UN Women and UN Global Compact collaborated to establish and launch the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The idea behind them was, and remains, simple: to offer clear and practical guidance to businesses worldwide as they seek to advance gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. The WEPs also serve to help governments as they engage with businesses to promote gender equality in all aspects of society.
June 23, 2020
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Multiculturalism Day 2020: Celebrating and Exploring Music in the Developing World

June 27th is Multiculturalism Day in Canada and is meant to celebrate the significance of multiculturalism and diversity in our country, as well as in the work we do. To mark the occasion, we collaborated with our coworkers and leaders to create a playlist that highlights the music and genres from the countries and regions where we work in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.