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25 Jul 2013 description

About this report

Lessons drawn from evaluations can improve understanding of what constitutes good development, and what works and what does not, for both CIDA staff and partners who design and implement international development projects. Incorporating these lessons into our operations will also give Canadian taxpayers better value for their tax dollars.

17 Jun 2013 description

TORONTO — Today, on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of Canada's strategic partnership with the Canadian Red Cross Society, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, announced support to the Canadian Red Cross Society for two initiatives that will help strengthen Canada's emergency response, as well as provide essential health services to vulnerable communities following humanitarian crises.

10 Jun 2013 description

LONDRES, Royaume-Uni — L'amélioration de la nutrition et l'accès à des aliments nutritifs sont au cœur de la stratégie canadienne visant à aider à sortir des millions de personnes de la pauvreté dans le monde entier.

10 Jun 2013 description

LONDON, United Kingdom — Improving nutrition and ensuring access to nutritious food are key to Canada's strategy to help lift millions of people out of poverty around the world. Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, reaffirmed Canada's global leadership in nutrition and food security by announcing nine new initiatives that will strengthen the capacity of countries to address undernutrition, particularly among mothers and children.

29 May 2013 description

ROME — Canada's leadership on food security and nutrition is contributing to the reduction of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in developing countries. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, participated today in a round table in Rome to discuss global food security and nutrition, and the role of private sector partnerships.

28 May 2013 description

Ottawa, Ontario — The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, recognized today the importance of sport and play in improving the education, health and life skills of disadvantaged young people, and highlighted Canada’s commitment to securing the future of children and youth around the globe.

28 May 2013 description

Ottawa (Ontario) — L’honorable Julian Fantino, ministre de la Coopération internationale et l’honorable Peter MacKay, ministre de la Défense nationale, ont reconnu aujourd’hui l’importance de la pratique de sports et de la participation à des jeux pour améliorer l’éducation, la santé et les aptitudes à la vie quotidienne des jeunes gens défavorisés. Ils ont également souligné l’engagement pris par le Canada pour assurer l’avenir des enfants et des jeunes partout dans le monde.

20 May 2013 description

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada recognizes the need to continue the global fight against HIV/AIDS and to find a solution that ends HIV/AIDS here at home and around the world.

13 May 2013 description

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada will continue to be a leader in the fight against three of the world's most devastating diseases: tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, following a meeting with Mark Dybul, the new Executive Director for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

12 Apr 2013 description

Vancouver (Colombie-Britannique) — Permettre aux personnes, en particulier les femmes et les filles, d'avoir un meilleur accès à un enseignement de qualité et à des possibilités de formation professionnelle est une grande priorité pour le Canada. L'honorable Julian Fantino, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a réaffirmé aujourd'hui l'appui du Canada à l'égard du Commonwealth of Learning, un organisme qui aide les pays en développement du Commonwealth à élargir leur accès à un apprentissage à l'aide d'approches à distance et axées sur la technologie.

12 Apr 2013 description

Vancouver, British Columbia — Increasing access to quality education and vocational training opportunities for people, particularly women and girls, is a high priority for Canada. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, today reaffirmed Canada's support for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), which assists developing Commonwealth countries improve access to learning using distance and technology-based approaches.

05 Apr 2013 description

April 5, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario — Scientific research developed through an innovative fund will help find solutions to combat world hunger and poverty. Today, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Julian Fantino, announced Canada's contribution to the second phase of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).

06 Feb 2013 description

Saskatoon―Canada, a global leader in combatting food insecurity, is committed to achieving long-term results that improve the lives of women, men, and children living in poverty. Today, joined by development partners and business leaders at the Saskatchewan Global Food Security Forum, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, highlighted Canada's commitment to food security and opportunities for Canada's globally competitive firms to grow in the developing world.

07 Nov 2012 description

Most small-scale entrepreneurs in developing countries do not have access to the financial services they need ― such as savings and financing ― to grow their businesses and generate profits, even though if successful, they become important engines of economic growth in their countries.

14 Jun 2012 description

Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.

14 May 2012 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia―The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, travelled to Africa from May 7 to May 10, 2012, where she attended the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining and Minerals, the Grow Africa Investment Forum, and the World Economic Forum on Africa The events were attended by heads of African states, key ministers, international experts, and leaders in the African business community.

08 May 2012 description

The C.D. Howe Institute report, A Change of Course for CIDA: The Case for Focusing Aid on Better Schools argues that basic education should be central point of Canada's development assistance. The report advocates for development work that would incentivise parents to send their children to school. Not only is basic education critical to countries' productivity, education has a direct impact on the health of children and mothers.

26 Apr 2012 description

Ottawa ― This week, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, welcomed Ms. Ertharin Cousin, the new Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to Canada.

26 Apr 2012 description

Since 2000, malaria mortality rates fell by more than 25 percent. However, our work to eliminate and eventually eradicate the disease remains critical.

According to the most recent statistics in the World Health Organization's World Malaria Report 2011, an estimated 655,000 people died from malaria in 2010, 86 percent of them children under the age of five.