Canada flirts with starting development finance institution

Meant to give private sector a nudge to invest in developing countries they would otherwise deem too risky.

DFATD Photo
International Development Minister Christian Paradis, pictured in Ottawa in December 2014, says he hasn't heard opposition to the creation of a Canadian development finance mechanism or institution, but there is still work to do to define its structure.
Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 01/21/2015 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 01/27/2015 7:15 pm EST

International Development Minister Christian Paradis says he wants new tools for his government to give the private sector a nudge into parts of the world they would otherwise shy away from because they seem risky.

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to Embassy

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to Embassy online.


Quick purchase

Purchase this week's edition of Embassy in electronic format (PDF) for $4.00


Sign up for a free trial

For access to the website.



This Week's Issue
policy briefings