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The Task Force for a Resilient Recovery

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The Task Force for a Resilient Recovery is an independent and varied group of Canadian finance, policy, and sustainability leaders determined to make sure Canada seizes the opportunity to 'build back better'.

This includes supporting the jobs, infrastructure, and growth that will keep Canada competitive in the clean economy of the 21st century.

IISD is undertaking research to explore international strategies and initiatives on green stimulus and resilient recoveries, stimulate ideas on how these can be financed, and formulate lessons to be learned from the response to the 2008-2009 financial crisis. IISD’s research will feed into and support the development of the Task Force's recommendations.

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    We May Be in Uncharted Waters, But We Aren’t Lost at Sea

    We May Be in Uncharted Waters, But We Aren’t Lost at Sea

    When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, governments around the world began structuring stimulus plans. We can learn a lot by looking back at how effective these turned out to be. Read More
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    In Ensuring a Resilient Recovery, Will Canada Lead, Follow, or Be Left Behind?

    In Ensuring a Resilient Recovery, Will Canada Lead, Follow, or Be Left Behind?

    Canada must do more to fund a resilient recovery. IISD’s research into stimulus packages in Europe and Asia shows four areas of opportunity. Read More
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    Financing COVID-19 Stimulus: Will high levels of public debt come back to haunt us?

    Financing COVID-19 Stimulus: Will high levels of public debt come back to haunt us?

    The majority of COVID-related stimulus financing comes from government borrowing. Can this debt be paid back? Is it even meant to be? Read More