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A Canadian Approach to Innovative Financing for Sustainable Development


Government of Canada


10 October 2020

This document lays out why, how and when Canada will draw on innovative financial instruments to support the achievement of its Feminist International Assistance Policy objectives and the SDGs. Canada seeks to target the poorest and most vulnerable, support climate change mitigation and adaptation, and prioritize gender equality outcomes, particularly the empowerment of women and girls in developing countries, with the ultimate goal of achieving positive development impact by catalyzing new channels of financial resources, applying new public sources of innovative development financing and maximizing the use of a new range of partnerships, tools, and policy and program innovations.