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Annex 7: CIDA's Organizational Chart

CIDA's Organizational Chart

Annex 8: CIDA's Aid Effectiveness Agenda

CIDA's Aid Effectiveness Agenda

Annex 9: CIDA's Program Activity Architecture

Strategic Outcome: Sustainable development to reduce poverty in the poorest countries, measured through progress on the development goals of economic well-being, social development, environmental sustainability, and governance. (Note: A new PAA has been approved in 2006 for implementation as of April 1, 2007).

Geographic Programs

Description: Four geographic branches, responsible for country-to-country programs in Africa, Asia, Americas, and Europe, the Middle East and Maghreb respectively, enable the Government of Canada to plan and execute international cooperation activities through direct links with governments and organizations in developing countries.

Expected Results: Canada's bilateral development assistance efforts have an impact on the achievement of the MDGs, as part of a worldwide collaborative effort of donors and partner countries.

Human resources, 2006-2007 Financial resources, 2006-2007
889 FTEs $1,588,475,777

Canadian Partnership

Description: The Canadian Partnership Program is a responsive program that is aligned with CIDA's mandate and strategic objectives through its cost-sharing partnerships with civil-society and private sector organizations in Canada and developing countries. Multi-year funding is provided, on the basis of merit, to Canadian and international NGOs and volunteer-sending organizations. Project funding is also provided through competitive mechanisms within the context of either time-bound or open-ended competitions. In addition, a conference secretariat supports the participation of developing country delegates at international conferences.

Expected Results: Canada's development assistance, through voluntary and private sector partnerships, contributes to the achievement of the MDGs, as part of the worldwide collaborative effort of donors and partner countries.

Human resources, 2006-2007 Financial resources, 2006-2007
203 FTEs $273,413,338

Multilateral Programs

Description: CIDA's multilateral programs are responsible for managing Canada's global development programs through substantial core contributions to multilateral development institutions. It also undertakes targeted programming through multilateral, international, and local organizations responsible for managing the International Humanitarian Assistance Program.

Expected Results: Canada's development assistance, through multilateral development institutions and other partners, contributes to the achievement of the MDGs, as part of the worldwide collaborative effort of donors and partner countries.

Human resources, 2006-2007 Financial resources, 2006-2007
164 FTEs $1,084,080,278

Policy Coherence

Description: Functions under this program activity include leading policy research, analysis and development to support and guide the Agency's plans and priorities and Canada's broader international assistance objectives and commitments. They also ensure coherence and alignment between corporate and program priorities and ensure policy coherence between CIDA and other government departments that manage non-aid policies that could include, but are not limited to, international trade, investment, technology transfer, and immigration. (Note: CIDA's Policy Coherence activities include strategic planning functions and involve all program branches as well as Policy Branch.).

Expected Results: The Agency is able to improve policy-based programming and increased policy coherence with its partners, as part of a worldwide effort to achieve the MDGs.

Human resources, 2006-2007 Financial resources, 2006-2007
393 FTEs $64,035,753

Engaging Canadians

Description: This program activity seeks to improve public awareness, education and engagement of Canadians in supporting Canada's involvement in international cooperation and development.

Expected Results: Engaging Canadians will lead to improved understanding and support of international development and cooperation issues, improved perception of the value, efficiency, and effectiveness of the aid programs, and increased strategic collaboration between CIDA and partners to engage the Canadian public in development.

Human resources, 2006-2007 Financial resources, 2006-2007
22 FTEs $33,256,495

Corporate Services

Description: Corporate services comprise the management functions that support delivery and improve performance of the Canadian aid program. They include communications, people and financial management, performance and knowledge management (internal audit, evaluation, and results-based and risk management), information management/information technology, strategic planning and resource allocation, and management processes, approaches, and support activities.

Note : Both financial and human resource requirements for 2006-2007 have been incorporated as part of the requirements of the other programs and activities, as required by the TBS.

Annex 10: CIDA and Democratic Governance

CIDA and Democratic Governance

A Sample of CIDA Projects/Programs

Freedom and Democracy

  • Africa: The Africa Local Governance Program helped strengthen local governance policy by promoting participatory economic planning and budgeting, revenue generation, service delivery and feedback mechanisms in targeted communities.
  • Africa: CIDA supported the World Bank Institute's Honest and Capable States in Africa initiative, which involved media development, parliamentary oversight, judicial reform and local governance capacity building.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: CIDA contributed to the electoral process in this country by supporting an independent electoral commission and civic education, and by extending assistance to African and Canadian electoral observers.
  • Ghana: The Research and Advocacy Project supported the ability of civil society organizations to engage with government and provide policy input grounded in evidence-based research.
  • Kenya: The Democratic Governance Project promoted a culture of collective responsibility by developing civic education curricula for schools and training law enforcement and judicial personnel on human rights and good governance.
  • Haiti: CIDA helped establish 9,209 voting centres and register 3.5 million voters for the 2006 elections, contributing to highest voter participation rates in the history of Haiti. A complementary project promoted free and fair reporting by training journalists on media coverage during and after elections.
  • Afghanistan: In preparation for the 2005 elections, CIDA helped establish 5,000 polling centres and registered 13.5 million voters, 41% of whom were women.
  • Cambodia and Beyond: The Cambodia-Canada Legislative Support Project helped promote a culture and practice of democracy by strengthening Cambodia's legislative capacity. Similar projects led by the Parliamentary Centre of Canada were implemented across Africa and in the Balkans and Haiti.
  • Pakistan: The Women's Participation in Local Government Elections Project mobilized 157,000 women candidates as part of a wider effort to increase women's participation in decisions and the decentralization of policy making.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Helped build a more open and pluralistic media by strengthening journalistic reporting, as well as the management and marketing capacity of electronic media broadcasting networks.
  • Egypt: The Participatory Development Facility provided technical assistance and guidance to civil society and institutions in Egypt to improve their ability to deliver gender-sensitive programs that respect human rights.
  • Ukraine: The Building Democracy project fostered a greater understanding and an enduring commitment to the values of democratic governance, the rule of law, and civil society.
  • International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance: CIDA provided core support to the institute enabling its work to build an Electoral Knowledge Network, advance international norms, and improve the professionalism of those engaged in electoral and democratization activities.

Human Rights

  • Zimbabwe: The Rights, Democracy and Governance Fund supported local Zimbabwean civil society organizations promote and protect human rights, good governance, and democratic development within a fragile-state context.
  • Americas: The Dissemination of International Law Project promoted the instruction of International Humanitarian Law as part of standard military training in 12 South American countries.
  • Bolivia: The Institutional Support to the Defensor del Pueblo Project helped an independent national ombudsperson mechanism effectively monitor, defend, and promote the fulfilment of human rights by the state.
  • Colombia: CIDA provided assistance to the Colombia Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and worked closely with other donors in the field to support its mandate and encourage the implementation of its recommendations.
  • Cambodia, China, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam: CIDA's support to the Canadian Bar Association helped advance human rights, especially those of women, children, and the disabled; provide legal training; and advocate law reform in these countries.
  • Indonesia: The Komnas Ham Institutional Strengthening project worked to enhance the capacity of the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission to promote, protect and advance human rights.
  • Sri Lanka: The Child Rights Project strengthened the ability of non-governmental organizations to use a human-rights-based approach to promote and protect the rights of children in especially difficult circumstances.
  • Southeast Asia region: The Support to Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Project worked to promote and protect women's rights in Southeast Asia through strengthened CEDAW implementation at the regional and national levels.
  • Global: CIDA's long-term support to the International Centre for Human Rights Education (Equitas) enabled the training of more than 1,300 human rights advocates and trainers in 75 countries.

Accountable Public Institutions

  • Africa: The African Public Sector Capacity Building Program helped strengthen economic policy analysis, monitoring of national statistics, financial management and accountability, and tax policy reforms in more than twenty countries.
  • Africa: Through African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption, the African chapter of the Canadian-initiated Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, CIDA supported efforts to increase the ability of African parliamentarians fight corruption.
  • Malawi: The Project for Economic Governance increased participation in public-expenditure decision making.
  • Americas: CIDA promoted the implementation of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption through the Organization of American States.
  • Nicaragua: The Transparency in Procurement Project supported a multidonor effort to improve transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness in the Government of Nicaragua's procurement and contracting activities.
  • Philippines: The Policy Training and Technical Assistance Fund helped the Philippines develop self-sustaining capacities to plan, implement, and evaluate socio-economic and administrative policies and reform programs.
  • Vietnam: The Policy Implementation Assistance Project has helped the Government of Vietnam enhance the ability of key government and legislative institutions develop policy, engage in lawmaking, and promote civil society.
  • Ukraine: The Policy Advice for Reform Project supported reform programs and the capacity development of public sector organizations and institutions.
  • Global: CIDA's support to the Canadian Comprehensive Audit Foundation helped enable national auditors general make governments in 49 countries accountable through training programs on auditing techniques and standards.
  • Transparency International Canada Inc.: Extending institutional support helped advance international conventions against corruption and fight corruption in political systems, public contracting, and the private sector.

Rule of Law

  • Ethiopia: Support to the Court Administration Reform Program improved court case management by reducing time delays, promoting better communication between different levels of courts, and enhancing sensitivity to women's rights.
  • Zimbabwe: The Legal Resources Foundation project expanded the reach of legal services, promoted legal education and human rights, and helped build capacity across the legal system.
  • Rwanda: Through the United Nations Development Programme, CIDA supported a community-based Gacaca justice system, which provided an innovative alternative to formal justice structures in post-genocide social reconciliation cases.
  • Americas: The Institutional Strengthening of Criminal Justice Reform Project encouraged innovative and integrated approaches to problems in selected Latin American countries.
  • Eastern Caribbean: The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Legal and Judicial Reform Project sought to strengthen judicial practices by improving the efficiency of the court system, introducing a legal information system and increasing fairness with respect to prevention, sentencing, and rehabilitation.
  • Jamaica: The Social Conflict and Legal Reform Project aimed to enhance the capacity of both the legal system and the general public in Jamaica to manage conflict.
  • Peru: CIDA helped increase the ability of the Defensoria del Pueblo to monitor the rule of law, promote and protect human rights and alternative conflict-resolution mechanisms, and improve the responsiveness of public services.
  • Bangladesh: The Legal Reform Project helped strengthen the formal system of justice while simultaneously working with non-governmental and community-based organizations to improve access to justice of the most marginalized, with a focus on child protection and juvenile justice, legal aid, and alternative dispute resolution.
  • China: Canada was one of the first international donors to work with China on rule of law and human rights issues. In supporting legal and judicial reforms, CIDA has helped China improve trial procedures and train judges, investigate public service corruption, strengthen due process, and develop a legal-aid system for marginalized groups.
  • Balkans: Through judicial training and correctional services reform, CIDA's Rule of Law Program contributed to accessible, transparent, and effective justice systems.

Annex 11: Other Information

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Legislation Administered

CIDA is designated as a department for the purposes of the Financial Administration Act by Order-in-Council P.C. 1968–923 of May 8, 1968, and P.C. 1968–1760, of September 12, 1968. The authority for the CIDA program and related purposes is found in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Act, and in the Annual Appropriations Act. CIDA is the lead government organization responsible for Canada’s ODA.

1 The IAE is jointly managed by the Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, and International Cooperation and divided into five pools: development, international financial institutions, peace and security, crisis, and development research. This structure supports coherent priority setting across all government departments participating in the aid program; transparency in the allocation of new resources; and flexibility to respond to new initiatives. CIDA is responsible for administering the development pool, accounting for most of the IAE funding, and for co-managing the crisis pool with DFAIT, in consultation with Finance Canada, the Privy Council Office, and Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS).


3 Development goals include Millennium Development Goals, humanitarian assistance and others as described in the Official Development Assistance (ODA).

4 The difference in planned spending and actual expenditures under "Engaging Canadians" is due to the creation of the Office for Democratic Governance, after the publication of the 2006-2007 RPP.

5 Millennium Development Goals Report, 2007, UN Human Development Report 2006

6 See Annex 8.

7 This percentage does not take into account disbursements by Africa Branch in regional programming, Canada Fund for Africa and Canada Funds for Local Initiatives.

8 If we exclude the Tsunami and earthquake reconstruction activities, 87 per cent of disbursements were concentrated in the six countries in 2006-2007.

9 Given the increase in specific programming, in 2008-2009, CIDA will be better positioned to provide actual spending in equality between women and men.

10 This percentage does not take into account disbursements by Africa Branch in regional programming, Canada Fund for Africa and Canada Funds for Local Initiatives.

11 This number increases to 87 percent if Tsunami and earthquake reconstruction activities are not included.

12 Bilateral delegated cooperation can be defined as one donor (lead) acting with authority on behalf of another delegating donor (silent partner). The level and form of delegation may vary and take place at different phases in the project cycle.

13 Programming is responsive when CIDA agrees to support development initiatives, conceived by a proponent, which are consistent with the goals and objectives of CIDA's programs

14 In this context, "effectiveness" is understood in terms of an organization's contribution to development results, as well as its management capacity. "Relevance" is understood in terms of an organization's contribution to the MDGs and its reflection of Canadian values and interests.

15 In part due to the fact that, since September 2005, Canada's food aid has been 50 per cent untied (which allows for up to 50 per cent of food aid to be purchased from a list of developing countries).

16 The difference in planned spending and actual expenditures under "Engaging Canadians" is due to the creation of the ODG after the publication of the 2006-2007 RPP.

17 Audits are available at

18 Evaluations are available at