Global Affairs Canada - Development (formerly CIDA)

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Global Affairs Canada - Development (Formerly CIDA)

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In July 2013, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) officially became part of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development which, since November 2015, is referred to as Global Affairs Canada (GAC).  

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 was, until recently, responsible for delivering almost 80 per...

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