Institutional Corruption and Canadian Foreign Policy

"Traditional forms of corruption pose problems for Canada’s foreign aid, but ‘institutional corruption,’ evidenced by deception, financial inconsistency and unpredictability, by constantly changing priorities, by opacity and reprehensible diversions from its stated aims is arguably worse, undermining the effectiveness, the trustworthiness and the very purpose of foreign aid."

This article by Ian Smillie, published in the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, published online 12 January 2017, contains an interesting analysis of the institutional constrains that prevent so much of Canada's international assistance, and international development in general, from achieving its stated purpose.