In its recent budget the Government of Canada announced the “amalgamation” of the Canadian International Development Agency into the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Much of the discussion surrounding this move has been entirely insular and backward looking. This merger offers a unique opportunity to think bigger on development.
Aniket BhushanSenior Researcher, Governance for Equitable Growth, North-South Institute/Institut Nord-Sud, Ottawa.
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