Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Report, 2020
Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals

Release date: October 20, 2020

Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals

Description: Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals

Total official support for sustainable development (TOSSD) is a new international statistical measure that provides a complete picture of all official resources and private finance mobilized by official interventions in support of sustainable development and the SDGs

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), TOSSD Overview.

In 2018, Canada contributed $6.6 billion in total official support for sustainable development

A graphic shows the amounts of the top six sectors of which Canada disbursed bilateral assistance:

  • Humanitarian assistance: $850 million
  • Health: $476 million
  • Government and civil society: $328 million
  • Peace and security: $324 million
  • Energy generation, distribution and efficiency: $317 million
  • Education: $311 million

Note: This chart reflects the top 6 sectors to which Canada disbursed bilateral assistance (as defined by the OECD).

Source: Global Affairs Canada, TOSSD disbursements by sector.

Foreign direct investment

In 2019, Canadian direct investment abroad reached nearly $1.4 trillion

  • North America: $855 billion
  • Europe: $352 billion
  • Asia/Oceania: $107 billion

While direct investment to Canada from abroad was $973.8 billion

  • North America: $487 billion
  • Europe: $367 billion
  • Asia/Oceania: $100 billion

Source: Statistics Canada, table 36-10-0008-01.

Canadian residents* sent $5.2 billion abroad in 2017

*Canadian residents born in Official Development Assistance (ODA)-eligible countries – including naturalized Canadians, landed immigrants and temporary residents.

A map shows the proportion of total funds sent:

Table 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Table 1. The information is grouped by Region (appearing as row headers), Proportion of total funds sent (percentage) (appearing as column headers).
Region Proportion of total funds sent (percentage)
Americas 11
Northern Africa 3
Sub-Saharan Africa 1
Eastern Europe and Southern Europe 2
West Central Asian and the Middle East 4
Southern Asia 23
Eastern Asia 6
Southeast Asia and Oceania 27
Non-ODA eligible countries 15

37% of Canadian residents born in ODA-eligible countries sent money to relatives or friends living in another country in 2017

In 2017, remitters sent $2,855 yearly on average

The top destination for remittances was the Philippines at $1.2 billion sent in 2017

Source: Statistics Canada, Study on International Money Transfers.

Community Spotlight

Founded in 1945, CARE stands with woman and girls around the world in economic empowerment. It brings women, girls, and their communities together to challenge inequality while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster. In 2018, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached more than 56 million people around the world.

Source: CARE

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