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Sustainable Development Strategy

Federal goal: Communities enjoy a prosperous economy, a vibrant and equitable society, and a healthy environment for current and future generations
CIDA objective 1: Support equitable economic development
Expected results Performance measurement
Increased productivity, innovation and employment, and income opportunities Domestic credit to the private sector (% of GDP)
Labour productivity (PPP GDP per person employed)
Youth (15-24 years old) employment-to-population ratio and youth employment rate
Share of women in wage employment in the non-agriculture sector
More effective regulations conducive to investment, business formation and responsible enterprise Number of administrative and regulatory barriers eliminated to create a favourable environment for doing business
Increased ability of developing countries to benefit from the global trading system Changes in total merchandise exports from developing countries and Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
Number of persons reached through trade-related technical assistance (TRTA) activities delivered to developing countries and LDCs
Satisfaction of the participants with the results of the attended TRTA
CIDA's objective 2: Support social development, with particular emphasis on people living in poverty
Expected results Performance measurement
Progress on the prevention and control of poverty-linked diseases Prevalence and death rates associated with tuberculosis
Reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS HIV prevalence among young people (15-24 years old)
Reduced infant and child mortality rates Under-five mortality rate
Infant mortality rate
Improved sexual and reproductive health and reduced maternal mortality Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel
Maternal mortality rate
Improved food security and nutrition Number of people undernourished and percentage of total population
Agricultural productivity (agricultural value added per worker in dollars)
Proportion of vulnerable people identified as requiring food assistance compared with the proportion of food assistance needs met
Vitamin A supplement coverage rate (6-59 months): at least one dose (%) and full coverage (%)
Percentage of households consuming iodized salt
Strengthened health systems Access to health services: number of consultations per year per inhabitant
Human resources for health: Number of health workers by cadre and by region
Equity: coverage in the poorest quintiles of the population
Better access to education for all Percentage of children enrolled in primary education
Percentage of children completing primary schooling
Progress on closing the gender gap in education Ratio of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education in developing countries
Ratio of literate women to men 15-24 years old
Strengthened action against HIV/AIDS through education Number of HIV/AIDS education policies and programs in place
Improved stability and protection for children in emergency settings Number of girls and boys living in crisis situations that participate in formal and non-formal education programming
Federal goal: Sustainable development and use of natural resources
CIDA's objective 3: Support environment and natural resources management
Expected results Performance measurement
100 percent compliance regarding the application of these environmental tools to CIDA’s decisions on policies, plans, programmes and projects Number of CIDA Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) applied to CIDA decisions on policies, plans, programmes and projects using the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act or the Federal Cabinet Directive on SEA, as appropriate
Countries have greater capacity to develop and use natural resources in a sustainable manner Degree of integration of environmental sustainability into country policies and programs
Operations at headquarters are green Number of employees in the procurement area trained
Number of initiatives for reducing energy and water consumption launched
Number of vehicles replaced with hybrid models
Percentage of gasoline purchased for CIDA vehicles that is ethanol blended
Level of usage of videoconferencing between CIDA headquarters and foreign offices
Amount of paper purchased for printers and photocopiers
Federal goal: Strengthen democratic governance to support meaningful and significant sustainable development objectives
CIDA's objective 4: Support progress in democratic governance and human rights
Expected results Performance measurement
Greater democratization; improved public sector performance and accountability; improved rule of law Level of democratic governance
Proportion of seats held by women in local government bodies
Strengthened human rights institutions, effective civil society initiatives (e.g. human rights education) and inclusive public policies Level of improvements in human rights