CAFIID Webinar: GAC’s Innovative Finance Program
Tuesday September 17, 2019
12 - 1pm EST
Speaker: Ryan Clark, Director Innovation & Sovereign Loan Programs at Global Affairs Canada
Global Affairs Canada and CAFIID are pleased to host a webinar about GAC's Innovative Finance Program. In 2018, the Government of Canada announced its intention to invest $1.5B over 5 years to support innovation in Canada’s international assistance. The program consists of two pilot programs that will run over 5 years:
(1) International Assistance Innovation Program - investments that seek to expand the reach of markets to benefit the poor and most vulnerable and that have the potential to reduce inequalities and promote women’s economic empowerment and
(2) Sovereign Loans Program - provide loans, on a bilateral basis, to governments of countries eligible for official development assistance to spur economic development and improve the lives of the poor.
The webinar will focus on lessons from previous programs launched by GAC and details about the new program including how it will be managed, goals, and outcomes.