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Canadian International Development Agency (www.acdi-cida.gc.ca)

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada's lead agency for development assistance. It has a mandate to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world. Its aim is to reduce poverty, promote human rights, and increase sustainable development.

CIDA was established in 1968 to administer the bulk of Canada's official development assistance (ODA) program. The measure of its success lies in its contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Canada's broader international policy objectives.  CIDA's priorities are democratic governance, private sector development, health, basic education, equality between women and men, and environmental sustainability. These are areas in which Canadian expertise can make a difference.  CIDA works in concert with its development partners, fragile states and countries in crisis, selected countries and regions, and the Canadian population and institutions.  The UCS-HRM Project is part of CIDA's technical assistance support in the area of public administration reform in Ukraine.