Foreign Affairs committee Yes, you have x amount of dollars.
Foreign Affairs committee To simplify, you know that if you're going to give money here in Canada, they have these measures to ask. Is this a charity where 90% of its money is going through the system, or is only 50% making its way to the beneficiary? There are certain criteria that I would use when I'm a
Foreign Affairs committee A comparable number. It had 50% effectiveness here, 77% there.
Foreign Affairs committee Thank you, Chair. I'd like to ask a question about foreign aid. I'd like to understand how we do a breakdown by geography of our foreign aid. Where are the pockets in that?
Foreign Affairs committee Okay. What are the top three countries where our foreign aid is going?
Foreign Affairs committee I'd like to understand this: Do we have some types of measures to decide the impact of that investment? What are the measures that we use to say we're giving x number of dollars to Afghanistan and y number of dollars to Haiti? How do you measure the impact of that money?
Foreign Affairs committee On those countries that are big spends, was that a decision taken at the political level or just something that percolated up through the demands that came to your department, and your department decided this is a priority area? Is it top-down or bottom-up? How is it that Afghani
Foreign Affairs committee It's not a political decision that says, “We want x amount of the money being spent in Afghanistan, or y amount.”
Foreign Affairs committee It comes from the bottom up, then.
Foreign Affairs committee I'm trying to get my finger on the idea of how we are measuring that impact. I can see what you're saying within the silos. For example, Afghanistan has asked for this, Ethiopia has asked for that and Haiti has asked for a third thing. One asks for health, education, I don't know
Foreign Affairs committee Especially here in Quebec.
Foreign Affairs committee In your negotiations, something that I thought was quite prescient that you picked up on is now becoming a threat to the rest of the world. A couple of weeks ago, the American president laid the groundwork for another executive order, another section 232 national security threat
Foreign Affairs committee The threats won't impact us.