Help for the world’s most vulnerable people

We will continue to focus our international development assistance on helping the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

In the last four years, Canada has become a true global leader in helping the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, especially women and girls, with a feminist international assistance policy and strong advocacy for sexual and reproductive health rights. They are counting on our help, and we can’t afford to turn back the clock.

To help those in the greatest need, including millions of child refugees who are not able to attend school, we will move forward with strong and principled leadership, including:

  • continuing to increase Canada’s international development assistance every year towards 2030, reflecting our commitment to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals;
  • improving the way that we manage and deliver international development assistance, to ensure greater effectiveness, transparency, and accountability;
  • spending no less than 10 per cent of our international development assistance budget on education; and
  • leading an international campaign to ensure that all children living in refugee or displacement camps can get the good education they need and deserve.