Canada’s International Policy Statement on Development, 2005 Introduction to the Policy and Issues The Canadian International Development Agency (referred to as CIDA herein) created a policy statement on its international development practices in 2005 which was never ratified. The goal of the policy was, as it states, to ensure that industrialized countries such as Canada recognize that they have, …a responsibility not only to increase the flow of development aid, but also to help expand economic opportunities for developing countries. Canadians can also have a significant impact on the prospects of developing countries through our policies and practices in areas such as trade, investment, debt relief, intellectual property and technology...The end:
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