Canada' Foreign Development Assistance Programs Analytical Essay by Beng

Canada' Foreign Development Assistance Programs
Looks at the ways that Canada's foreign development assistance program (FDA) is being jeopardized by a divided populace.
# 148378 | 1,540 words | 4 sources | APA | 2007 | PH

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This paper explains, having once been a middle-power in foreign development assistance (FDA) in the 1990s, today liberal and conservative Canadians, especially within the private sector, do not agree on the country's responsibility to the welfare of those living persons in the developing countries. Next the author relates that Canada's FDA support has been have divided because of conflicting views on foreign aid and philosophies regarding internationalism; however, the public, government arena has been supportive. The paper concludes that, because the fraction of private sector of FDA contributors is so small, there is a need to increase the country's foreign aid budget as it has been starting to do recently to demonstrate to the private sector its responsibilities. The paper includes a figure and a graph.

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"It was in the year 2002 when Prime Minister Jean Chretien stated that there will be a long-term commitment on Canada devoted to increasing aid resources by as much as 8% per yea. Its major focus is set on Africa "with a budget of $500 million over three years". With a foreign aid amounting to as much as $3.45 billion as of 2005, and expected to reach $4.7 billion by the year 2009, it is easy to see that the public sector of Canada is 'not' divided politically and humanitarianly. The public sector has endorsed and approved its doubling foreign aid commitment to developing countries worldwide. In fact, it has set aside as much as $100 million per year for the people of Africa alone, especially Sudan's torn Darfur region, where about 70,000 people were killed or driven from their homes by the Arabs. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blanchfield, M. (2005, February 24). Foreign aid gets $350M boost. Retrieved February 8, 2007, from The Ottawa Citizen database:
  • Dade, C. (2006, July 7). Policy paper: The privatization of foreign development assistance. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Foundation for the Americas.
  • Noel, A., Therien, J.P., & Dallaire, S. (2003, February). Divided over internationalism: The Canadian Public and Development Assistance. Montreal, Canada: University of Montreal CPDS.
  • United Nations Development Programme. (2003). Chapter 5: Developed countries: policies and practices for development effectiveness. Development effectiveness: spotlight on performance: why some countries do better than others. Retrieved February 6, 2007, from its Evaluation Office database:

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