Canadian International Development Agency

Canadian International Development Agency

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was formed in 1968 by the Canadian government. [] [] CIDA administers foreign aid programs in developing countries, and operates in partnership with other Canadian organizations in the public and private sectors as well as other international organizations. It reports to the Parliament of Canada through the minister for International Cooperation. Its mandate is to "support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world". CIDA is managed by the federal Minister of International Cooperation, who at the time is the Honourable Beverly J. Oda. [] .


#Social development
#:CIDA has supported programs relating directly to the treatment of STDs in third-world countries. It also cites basic education and child protection as priorities in the social development of countries that it aids.
#Economic well-being
#Environmental sustainability
#:With a focus upon issues such as climate change, land degradation, and water supply, CIDA seeks to help developing nations maintain healthy ecosystems. [] For instance, CIDA is a partner of the Canada Iraq Marshlands Initiative [] , as detailed in the November 2006 Discover magazine.
#:CIDA strives for human rights, democracy, and good governance. They support gender equality, and funds programs that benefit women directly.


The Canadian International Development Agency is currently led by Robert Greenhill [] .

ee also

* Canada Corps

* Millennium Development Goals

* Local Enterprise Investment Centre (LEIC) a centre funded by Canadian Government through Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and managed by [ IDLC of Bangladesh Ltd. (IDLC)] to develop Bangladeshi SMEs

External links

* [ Official web site]
* [ CIDA's Organization Chart]
* [ Profiles of projects funded by CIDA]
* [ Government Directory - CIDA]
* [ Between Policy and Practice: Navigating CIDA's Democracy Agenda - Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, by Geoffrey Cameron]
* [ Local Enterprise Investment Centre (LEIC) a centre funded by Canadian Government through Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • International Development Research Centre — The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (French: Centre de recherches pour le développement international) is a Canadian crown corporation that supports researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build… …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development — The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE) is a committee in the Canadian House of Commons. It focuses on foreign affairs and international development. Before the 39th Parliament, the committee was known as… …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service — CSIS redirects here. For other uses, see CSIS (disambiguation). Canadian Security Intelligence Service Agency overview Formed …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Food for the Hungry — Infobox Non profit Non profit name = Canadian Food for the Hungry Non profit Non profit type = founded date = founder = location = Canada origins = key people = area served = 12 countries focus = method = revenue = 6 million endowment = num… …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Council on Africa — Infobox Company name = Canadian Council on Africa type = Non profit organization foundation = Montreal, Quebec (May 27, 2002) location city = Ottawa location country = Canada locations = 4 offices across Canada area served = Canada and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Canadian Network for International Surgery — infobox Organization name = Canadian Network for International Surgery abbreviation = CNIS formation = 1995 type = Non Profit NGO purpose = Promotes the delivery of essential surgical care to the underprivileged. headquarters = Vancouver, BC,… …   Wikipedia

  • Development Assistance Committee — DAC member states The Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is a forum for selected OECD member states to discuss issues surrounding aid, development and poverty reduction in developing… …   Wikipedia

  • Development Assistance Accountability Act — The Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, Bill C 293, is a piece of Canadian federal legislation that governs how development aid given to foreign countries is delivered and administered. The bill was introduced as a Private Member… …   Wikipedia

  • International Foundation for Election Systems — IFES (formerly known as the International Foundation for Election Systems) is an international, non profit, Washington, DC based organization that supports the building of democratic societies . Founded in 1987, IFES has 200 employees with field… …   Wikipedia

  • International Institute for Sustainable Development — The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a Canada based non profit organization focused on improving the sustainability of the world. It was founded in 1990 with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”