Aid to education
In addition to foreign policy, diplomacy and trade, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) administers foreign aid programs in developing countries.
Global Affairs Canada has five priority themes for international assistance:
- Increasing food security
- Securing the future of children and youth (strong interest in child/maternal health, access to quality education)
- Stimulating sustainable economic growth (also includes programming for education)
- Advancing democracy
- Promoting stability and security
In 2015, top recipients of Canadian aid to basic education were: Afghanistan, Senegal, Bangladesh, Mali and Mozambique.