Canadian International Development Agency
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was an organization that administered foreign aid programs in developing countries, and operated in partnership with other Canadian organizations in the public and private sectors as well as other international organizations.
It was formed in 1968 by the Canadian government under Pierre Trudeau. In March 2013, the Conservative government announced that CIDA would be folded into the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the organizations renamed as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development,  now known as Global Affairs Canada.
CIDA reported to the Parliament of Canada through the minister for International Cooperation. Its mandate was to "support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world." CIDA had its headquarters at 200 Promenade du Portage in Gatineau, Quebec.
CIDA funding has been the subject of intense debate, and the Conservative government made major revisions to the funding process, including reductions to NGOs described as supporting "left-leaning causes", such as Montreal-based Alternatives.
- Social development
- Economic well-being
- Environmental sustainability
- With a focus upon issues such as climate change, land degradation, and water supply, CIDA sought to help developing nations maintain healthy ecosystems. CIDA was a partner in the Canada Iraq Marshlands Initiative. For example, CIDA was a major donor to the International LUBILOSA Programme: which developed a biological pesticide for locust control, in support of small-holder farmers in the Sahel.
- CIDA strove for human rights, democracy, and good governance. The agency also supported gender equality.
- Canada Corps
- GAIN Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
- Millennium Development Goals
- Robert Greenhill
- 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
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- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (March 21, 2013). Federal budget folds CIDA into Foreign Affairs. CBC News.
- Privy Council Office (November 4, 2015). Machinery of Government Changes. Privy Council Office.
- Canadian International Development Agency. CIDA in Brief Archived November 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Canadian International Development Agency. Minister of International Cooperation.[dead link]
- Ivison, John (December 5, 2009). "Funding for leftist group to be cut". National Post.
- Canadian International Development Agency. Environmental Sustainability.[dead link]
- University of Victoria "Reseeding a way of life in Iraq’s marshlands." The Ring (January, 2008).
- Official website
- CIDA's Organization Chart. Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
- Profiles of projects funded by CIDA Archived February 21, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
- Canadian International Development Agency at the Internet Movie Database
- Government Directory - CIDA Archived May 13, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
- Between Policy and Practice: Navigating CIDA's Democracy Agenda - Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, by Geoffrey Cameron Archived February 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Local Enterprise Investment Centre (LEIC) a centre funded by Canadian Government through Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Archived June 10, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
- "The absorption of Canada's aid agency into the foreign affairs and international trade ministry has been widely condemned"