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Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
A review of the role and impact of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
# 153435 | 934 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2013 | US

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The paper looks at the role and purpose of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and reviews the CIDA's efforts to alleviate poverty, provide healthcare services and promote economic opportunities. The paper posits that the social changes the CIDA is promoting through advocacy and funding are laudable, and urgently needed and welcomed by developing nations. The paper discusses, however, how changing political dynamics in Canada are hurting Canada's international programs and concludes that Canada must address its administrative issues with non-partisan emphasis and eschew political polarization for the greater good it can offer to needy nations.

Introduction - Thesis
What is the Role and Purpose of CIDA?
CIDA's Recent Focus and Work
CIDA's Focus and Work in Developing Countries
CIDA's Emphasis on Healthcare

From the Paper:

"In the years 2008-2009 Canada spent about $780 million in healthcare support to developing countries. Some of the countries that received those funds include Mozambique, which the CIDA helped by "increasing the capacity of health posts" so there can be the strongest commitment to fight childhood diseases. The medical assistance in Mozambique helped to prevent the transmission of HIV from a mother to her child and provided "youth-friendly" services in that country as well. In Western Mali, the funds and assistance from the CIDA helped "increase the proportion of [baby] deliveries" by qualified professions from 24 percent in 2002, to "50 percent in 2007" (
"Canada's CIDA has also made a commitment of $978.4 million to the "Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria" and estimates indicate some 4.9 million lives have been saved thanks to that program that the CIDA supports. Canada has most recently announced an assistance package of $11 million to Egypt and the North Africa. "As Canadians, we cannot simply hope, we must help. We cannot simply applaud change, we must act," said Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The CIDA will administer those funds to provide skills, training, and to help young people secure jobs and launch businesses (Meahan, 2011). By helping young people be trained for jobs that are meaningful, the CIDA is in fact implementing social change in a positive way in Egypt and North Africa."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Goar, Carol. "Why Foreign aid program is a mess." Toronto Star. Retrieved April 30, 2011,from EBSCOHost (AN 6FP1239071261).
  • Lantsman, Melissa. "Minister Cannon Announces Implementation of Canada-Mexico YouthMobility Arrangement." CIDA. Retrieved April 30l, 2011, from
  • Meahan, Lynn. "Canada Announces $11-Million Assistance Package for Egypt and Middle-East-North Africa Region." CIDA. Retrieved April 29, 2011, from (2011).
  • Meahan, Lynn. "Canada Provides Relief Supplies to Japan." CIDA. Retrieved April 29, 2011,From (2011).
  • Thioleron, Elisabeth. DAC Peer Review of Canada. OECD Journal on Development, 8.4 (2007):263-283.

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"Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)" 02 June 2013. Web. 18 August. 2022. <>