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Foreign aid: Ottawa overhauling 'risk-averse' red tape for charities operating abroad

  • Global Affairs Canada is reforming its foreign-aid funding system to streamline the approval process and reduce bureaucracy. The current system, which provides over $6.5 billion annually for various aid initiatives, is criticized for being outdated and burdensome. The reform initiative aims to update assessment methods, reporting requirements, and cultural priorities to better support local groups.
  • Charities and organizations in the sector highlight the challenges they face with the current system, including vague directions, frequent updates to requirements, and lack of centralization. The emphasis on risk aversion and avoiding negative media reports is seen as a contributing factor to the bureaucratic nature of the system. Safely navigating funds in high-risk areas also presents difficulties, as receipts may endanger individuals.
  • The overhaul is part of Global Affairs Canada's Future of Diplomacy initiative, focusing on building policy expertise and ensuring efficient investments. Save the Children and other groups advocate for increased discretion for charities in fund allocation. The reform is welcomed by organizations, as it aims to improve efficiency and effectiveness while empowering local groups to address crises.
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