The Role of the Private Sector in International Democracy Support
February 3, 2022
Support for international democracy is funded through partnerships with the private sector and philanthropy, in addition to traditional bilateral and multilateral aid programs. This event will explore how private sector actors contribute to progress in this area. How do democracy programs funded by foundations and other private sector sponsors align with state-supported assistance programs? How does coordination take place? What are the benefits of private sponsors in this field compared to traditional donors? Special focus will be given to the recent upswing in private sector and philanthropic support for feminist public leadership following the Generation Equality Forum — is this a new channel for Canada’s feminist foreign policy?