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Canadian International Development Agency
The Canadian International Development Agency is a Canadian government agency which adminsters foreign aid programs in developing countries. CIDA 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".
- Social development
- Economic well-being
- Environmental sustainability
- CIDA strives for human rights, democracy, and good governance. They support gender equality, and funds programs that benefit women directly.
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