Although the Trudeau government is happy to dish out billions in foreign aid for its progressive causes, a new report has found that there are no measures in place to track where the funding is going or whether it’s achieving its intended results.
An audit presented in Parliament on Monday revealed that Global Affairs Canada lacks insight into the efficacy of development aid aimed at promoting gender equity among women and girls in foreign nations.
The report states that the government agency has completely failed to adequately monitor the progress of its aid programs.
“It was highly problematic that critical information, such as project progress reports, could not be readily found,” wrote auditor general Karen Hogan.
“The department could not use that information to monitor overall progress toward gender-equality outcomes.”
Part of that funding includes a $3.5 billion fund through Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.
“While individual project files included useful information, because of the weaknesses in information management practices, this information was not being rolled up and used at the departmental level,” the audit says.
“Senior management did not, and were unable to, review the complete impact of programming. Without a full account of project outcomes, senior management could not respond to evolving conditions and make changes to improve policy implementation.”
As exclusively reported by True North, Global Affairs Canada is increasingly preoccupied with woke concepts such as microaggressions and anti-racism at the expense of other programs.
Internal documents show employees at the department complaining about colour blindness from management who were “treating everyone the same.”