Project profile — Innovative Access: Increase Capacity for Economic and Social Growth Through Innovation


Oxfam-Québec (22501)
2015-04-24 - 2020-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Bolivia (9.88%)
• Jordan (5.29%)
• Haiti (9.25%)
• Congo, Democratic Republic (8.23%)
• Peru (10.61%)
• Canada (4.44%)
• Honduras (9.32%)
• Colombia (7.56%)
• West Bank Gaza (9.08%)
• Burkina Faso (11.93%)
• Mali (7.47%)
• Benin (6.94%)


• Agriculture: Agricultural development (31120) (34.12%)
• Industry: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (56.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (9.88%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This Volunteer Cooperation Program sends 747 volunteer counsellors in 11 countries. The program aims: 1) to improve the economic and social wellbeing of the members of poor and marginalised communities, particularly women and youth, by providing training and technical assistance in sustainable economic growth and food security, environment protection, gender equality and good governance; and 2) to support Canadian knowledge and technology transfers through the Development Innovation Fund. Additionally, the program’s Canadian public engagement component includes outreach activities, such as la Marche Monde and media campaigns, with the support of volunteers abroad in collaboration with more than 200 Quebec educational institutions.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes of this project include: (1) increased capacity of developing country partners to deliver sustainable development results, in response to local needs, by making use of the skills and expertise of qualified Canadian volunteers; and (2) enhanced Canadian participation in Canada’s sustainable development efforts.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
07-07-2020 Disbursement $2,714,288
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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