CIDA was established in 1968 to administer the bulk of Canada’s official development assistance (ODA) program. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) supports sustainable development activities in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. The measure of its success lies in its contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Canada’s broader international policy objectives.
CIDA’s aim is to manage Canada’s support and resources effectively and accountably to achieve meaningful, sustainable results and engage in policy development in Canada and internationally, enabling Canada’s effort to realize its development objectives.
CIDA works in concert with its development partners, fragile states and countries in crisis, countries of focus, and the Canadian population and institutions. Readmore