Project profile — Center for Global Development - Institutional Support - 2021-2024


Center for Global Development
2021-03-04 - 2024-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
PFM Strategic Policy and Summits

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (50.00%)
• America, regional (20.00%)
• Asia, regional (20.00%)
• Europe, regional (10.00%)


• Other Multisector: Research/scientific institutions (43082) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

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


This grant represents Canada’s long-term institutional support to the Center for Global Development (CGD). CGD uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding, to achieve its mandate. CGD’s mandate is to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision-makers. The project provides institutional support to advance the Center for Global Development’s research activities related to the three following thematic: COVID-19 response and recovery, health systems strengthening, and sustainable development finance to help bridge the evidence gaps for effective international assistance policies and programming. CGD applies a cross-cutting gender lens to these three streams of work to generate evidence on women and girls’ experiences and inform effective public policy and program development to ensure that they are not left behind. This project supports CGD to produce the Commitment to Development Index, CGD’s flagship index ranking donor countries according to the impact of their policies on low-income countries. Project activities include: (1) generating and disseminating research across the priority thematic areas to increase the availability of evidence as a global public good and inform development assistance policies and programs; and (2) producing and publishing policy-oriented knowledge products and holding dissemination events with global stakeholders.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project, as stated by CGD, is the increased use of available research by policymakers, donors, and other stakeholders to apply a gender lens and inform their decision-making when responding to COVID-19 and preparing for future global health threats. The expected ultimate outcome of Global Affairs Canada’s support is that the global community is better prepared for future threats to global health, reducing the potential negative effects on vulnerable populations, including women and girls.

Results achieved 

The results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 27 projects or events contributed to the global discourse on pandemic preparedness policy, including discussions on gender equality, and impacts on the most vulnerable populations; and (2) Developed five policy research products on the COVID-19 response that resulted in international press coverage.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral, core contributions to NGOs and other private bodies / PPPs
Type of aid Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
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