DFATD - Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

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DFATD - Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

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In July 2013, CIDA officially became part of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).  As CIDA is incorporated into DFATD this section will be further revised.

In the 1960s, the Canada’s then-Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson, challenged developed states to contribute at least 0.7 per cent of their annual GDP to international development efforts. Since then, international development has been close to the hearts of many Canadians, particularly the committed staff of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the federal agency that is responsible for delivering almost 80 per...

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