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Annex 1: The Millennium Development Goals

In September 2001, the countries of the world met in special session at the UN General Assembly and endorsed the Millennium Development Goals. Canada is a strong supporter of these goals. The eight goals are as follows:

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day. Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.

Achieve universal primary education: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.

Promote gender equality and empower women: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and at all levels of education by 2015.

Reduce child mortality: Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the mortality rate among children under five.

Improve maternal health: Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio.

Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases: Halt, by 2015, and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. Halt, by 2015, and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.

Ensure environmental sustainability: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs, and reverse the loss of environmental resources. Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water. Achieve a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020.

Develop a global partnership for development: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system. Address the special needs of the least-developed countries. Address the special needs of landlocked countries and small island developing states. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term. In cooperation with developing countries, design and implement strategies to create decent and productive work for youth. In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable, essential drugs in developing countries. In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications technologies.

Annex 2: Other Information

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Legislation Administered

CIDA is designated as a department for the purposes of the Financial Administration Act by Order-in-Council P.C. 1968-923 of May 8, 1968, and P.C. 1968-1760, of September 12, 1968. The authority for the CIDA program and related purposes is found in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Act, and in the Annual Appropriations Act. CIDA is the lead government organization responsible for Canada's ODA.

  1. The MDGs are listed in Annex 1.
  2. Please see:,2340,en_2649_3236398_35401554_1_1_1_1,00.html
  3. CIDA is active in the following Maghreb countries: Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia
  4. Address by Prime Minister Harper on new Canadian government assistance for the reconstruction of Afghanistan, June 15, 2006, Ottawa (
  5. The Maghreb includes countries located north of the Sahara Desert and west of the Nile River.
  6. ODA is defined by the OECD-DAC as funding transferred "to developing countries and multilateral institutions provided by official (government) agencies which meets the following tests: (a) it is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective, and (b) it is concessional in character and conveys a grant element of at least 25 per cent."
  7. One example of an activity that falls outside the parameters of the OECD-DAC definition of ODA is the G8 Threat Reduction Initiative for nuclear and chemical weapons dismantling in the former Soviet Union.
  8. The MAF consists of 10 elements of sound management: public service values; governance and strategic direction; results and performance; learning, innovation, and change management; policy and programs; risk management; people; stewardship; citizen-focused service; and accountability.
  9. "Total planned spending" includes budgetary and non-budgetary planned spending. For more detailed information the CIDA's distribution of planned financial resources, please refer to Table 3: Departmental Planned Spending and Full Time Equivalents (FTEs), page 51.
  10. The countries include Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
  11. This initiative aimed to support programs which would enable three million people infected with HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries to be receiving life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs by the end of 2005. That goal has been enlarged to universal access by 2010.
  12. The full value of the notes issued to International Financial Institutions (IFIs) is considered expended in the fiscal year in which they are issued only for the purpose of the IAE allocation as shown in Table 1. In the Main Estimates and in all other tables in this RPP, IFI expenditures are provided on an encashment basis. Table 2 that follows illustrates reconciliation between the Issuance Basis and the Cash Basis financial data.