key resources

Canadian International Development Agency

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is the federal agency charged with planning and implementing most of Canada's international development cooperation program in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world.

Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals are about ensuring that young girls and boys can go to school, that millions of people no longer die of diseases like HIV/AIDS, that people no longer have to struggle to survive on less than $1 a day, that women no longer die in childbirth, that children no longer die of preventable diseases before they turn five, and that people have adequate living conditions and access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

The goals are to reduce poverty, hunger, and child mortality, improve maternal health, promote gender equality, achieve universal primary education, ensure environmental sustainability, and fight diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria - all by 2015.

The World Bank

The World Bank Group's mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty. The Bank promotes growth to create jobs and to empower poor people to take advantage of these opportunities.

The Inter-American Development Bank

A long-standing initiative of the Latin American countries, the Inter-American Development Bank was established in 1959 as a development institution with novel mandates and tools. Its lending and technical cooperation programs for economic and social development projects went far beyond the mere financing of economic projects that was customary at the time.

The IDB's programs and tools proved so effective that soon the IDB became the model on which all other regional and sub-regional multilateral development banks were created. Today, the IDB is the oldest and largest regional development bank. It is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social and institutional development projects as well as trade and regional integration programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Asian Development Bank

ADB is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1966, we are now owned by 63 members, mostly from the region. The Asian Development Bank:

  • extends loans and equity investments to its developing member countries (DMCs) for their economic and social development
  • provides technical assistance for the planning and execution of development projects and programs and for advisory services
  • promotes and facilitates investment of public and private capital for development, and
  • responds to requests for assistance in coordinating development policies and plans of its developing member countries.

African Development Bank Group

The Bank has started, within the framework of the ADF-X, to prepare results-based country strategy papers. This second generation country strategy papers will provide a framework for implementing measurable results-based strategies and action plans with a view to strengthening synergies between lending and non-lending activities.

Caribbean Development Bank

CDB intends to be the leading Caribbean development finance institution, working in an efficient, responsive and collaborative manner with our borrowing members, towards the systematic reduction of poverty in their countries, through social and economic development.