Online, 16 Mar 2016. Two of the members of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development underwent institutional changes in response to the new challenges of development cooperation. Both new establishments aim to strengthen policy coherence and coordination of all related development cooperation activities. The change of government in Canada was followed by a change in Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. The new department of Global Affairs will still be headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The renamed institution will aim to ease the coordination amongst departments and lift the communication limitations of the past, when responding to multi-sectoral international developments.