CIDA, like its counterparts in other countries, works with partners based in Canada and around the world to reduce poverty in developing countries.
As part of its continuing efforts to make Canadian aid more efficient, effective, transparent and accountable, CIDA launched a new programming process on January 29, 2013. If you are contemplating submitting a proposal to obtain CIDA funding, please review the steps to Apply for Funding from CIDA and use the new standardized application form (PDF, 838 KB, 19 pages).
If you represent an organization working to reduce poverty in developing countries and are planning a project or initiative whose objectives correspond to CIDA's priority themes and to its work in a particular region and country, you can:
When a natural disaster or a crisis occurs in a developing country, non-governmental organizations with experience in responding to emergency situations may submit a proposal to the International Humanitarian Assistance Program to offer short-term assistance to those affected. For further information, please contact us:
In order to simplify this process, Canadian organizations that work with CIDA, or would like to do so, may register on the Partners@CIDA portal, which aims to simplify operational procedures between CIDA and its partners. Registered partners will enjoy a speedier and more efficient way to communicate with CIDA and process funding proposals.For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Government of Canada departments or agencies manage portions of the international assistance envelope—especially for peace and security. For example, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's (DFAIT) Investment Cooperation Program aims to promote private sector involvement in developing countries in order to encourage sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty.
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, also administered by DFAIT, aims to support small projects put forward and implemented by local organizations in developing countries. If you are based in a developing country and would like to obtain information in this regard, consult the Canadian representatives abroad page for the appropriate Government of Canada diplomatic or consular mission to contact.
Researchers and students pursuing international development research work at a university in Canada or in a developing country may apply for funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
CIDA regularly posts Requests for Proposals on MERX, the Government of Canada's electronic tendering service. If your organization or business is interested in competing to become an executing agency or a consultant for a CIDA-funded development initiative, please:
In 2008, Canada committed to fully untying the goods and services delivered through Canadian aid programs by 2012-2013. In accordance with this policy, Requests for Proposals are now open to non-Canadian organizations, with the exception of some specific technical assistance projects.
CIDA's Aboriginal Procurement Strategy is an initiative which promotes Aboriginal business development in Canada. To learn more about this initiative, please consult CIDA's Aboriginal Procurement portal.
Canadian suppliers, as well as suppliers from other countries, may submit proposals in response to international requests for proposals launched by several types of organizations, such as:
CIDA recognizes that achieving lasting, sustainable development results depends on efficient and effective democratic governance. CIDA has adopted governance as a cross-cutting theme in all of its development policies and programming. This means that CIDA seeks to build more capable, responsive and accountable governance institutions and processes across all of the Agency's work, in a manner that reflects Canadian values of freedom, democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, and ensures the effectiveness of Canada's aid investments
In working with CIDA, partners need to take account of the Agency; democratic governance objectives:
For more information, please contact us.