A letter to the editor on the Global Financing Facility

Canada can play a key role in ensuring that the Global Financing Facility (GFF) ensures that those funds reach those who need them most.

Another May long weekend to enjoy family and friends, camping and parties, gardening and puttering. The promise of summer is around the corner and even now we enjoy the long languishing light as we approach the longest day of the year. Ahhhh, that’s the life!

This is not the case for many people around the globe! As we approach the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2015, Canada can play a key role in ensuring that the Global Financing Facility (GFF), which will be housed at the World Bank, is both effective at leveraging funds and ensuring that those funds reach those who need them most. In the coming months, while Canada negotiates the structure and priorities of the GFF, we must urge the government to commit to accountability, equity, and innovative and sustainable financing!

Connie LebeauVictoria, B.C.