In keeping with Canada's Aid Effectiveness Agenda, the Government of Canada is committed to making CIDA's international assistance more effective, more focused, and more accountable. As well, Canada's international assistance is focused on three priority themes:
These priority themes address the challenges faced by partner countries and ensure that Canadian international assistance is achieving concrete results. They are supported by three crosscutting themes:
As many as 2.6 billion people live on less than $2 a day. Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America have demonstrated that growing the economy is the best way to help people lift themselves out of poverty and stay out.
A dynamic, growing economy creates jobs and higher incomes. This provides governments with more financial resources to provide better health and education services; and improve the well-being of their people.
Guided by a new strategy, CIDA will focus on three paths to help developing countries grow their economies and provide new opportunities for their citizens. These are: