The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is the principal vehicle of Canada's official development assistance around the world, committed to supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
To achieve this, the programme concentrates on the following six priorities:
Welcome to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in the Central America
The purpose of Canada's Official Development Assistance (ODA) is to support sustainable development in developing countries, in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives –Canda Fund- is a program of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) that provides assistance to the development of the international community.
The Canada Fund is administered by the Canadian Embassy in each country. Its objective is to foster social, political and economic development of individuals, organized groups and communities in each country.
During these last years the Canada Fund has financed projects aimed at reducing poverty, protecting children's rights, guaranteeing health care and improving basic education of vulnerable groups at the local level. Besides, the development assistance that Canada has provided at the local and international level has demonstrated that good governance and public institutions strength are paramount for achieving a sustainable economic and social development and to reduce poverty levels.
Consequently, during this year projects dealing with issues previously mentioned will still be considered and actions fostering good governance will be included. Within good governance, the Fund will foster primarily local initiatives related to democratization, human rights, rule of law and capacity development in the public sector. Likewise, gender equality will continue to be supported in all program areas.
Financing from the Canada Fund is not available for the following purposes:
Canada Fund contribution cannot be used to pay for the following expenditures:
Groups wishing to apply for funding from the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives must submit an application which provides a brief description of the group’s background, the objectives of the project, the intended beneficiaries, the expected results, the cost, and the way in which the community will participate in the project.
It is recommended that applicants fill out all sections of the form, with particular attention to the preparation of a budget listing investments and project expenditures. Each project will be examined on the basis of its merits and may be presented at anytime throughout the year. The CFLI receive large number of applications every year and it should be noted that an application is not a guarantee for funding from the CFLI.
All proposals must be presented to the El Salvador National Coordinator:
Sr. Elias Barriere
The Canadian Partnership Branch (CPB) promotes partnerships between organizations in Canada and developing countries to support sustainable development and reduce poverty in the developing world. The branch provides grants and contributes to support Canadian partner organizations which are responsible for the design, planning and implementation of the development programs and projects. A principal distinguishing feature of CPB programming is its responsiveness to the initiatives of Canadian organizations and businesses who are responsible for the planning and implementation of their own policies, programs and projects in collaboration with their developing country partners.
To enhance ownership and achieve leverage, Canadian partner organizations are required to contribute financial resources, goods and/or services to their development initiatives. They are also required to ensure the active participation of their developing country counterparts and to demonstrate that their activities contribute to sustainable capacity building.
For further information, please visit the web site of any of the four distinctive programming divisions of the CPB:
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian government organization involved in a broad range of projects throughout the world. It seeks to assist researchers in developing countries to identify and study long-term, practical solutions to the social, economic and environmental problems of their communities. IDRC mainly funds research conducted in developing countries by local researchers. In this way, IDRC strengthens the indigenous research capacity needed for policies and technologies conducive to healthier and more prosperous societies, improved food security, preservation of biodiversity and easier access to information. The Centre is headquartered in Ottawa, and has its regional office for Latin America in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Most IDRC-funded research projects in Latin America have a regional scope. IDRC has provided support to numerous scientific teams analyzing economic and health policies, studying medicinal plants, looking for ways to improve relationships between mining companies and communities, inventing new sustainable forestry and agricultural techniques, and conducting experiments involving new ways to disseminate information.
For more information, please visit the IDRC web site.