Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
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Canada’s international assistance is managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. The Government of Canada has identified five priority areas:
- Increasing food security;
- Securing the future of children and youth;
- Stimulating sustainable economic growth;
- Advancing democracy; and
- Promoting stability and security.
In addition, the five priority areas include the following cross-cutting themes:
- Increasing environmental sustainability;
- Advancing gender equality; and
- Helping to strengthen governance institutions and practices.
The Government of Canada has identified 25 countries of focus and additionally maintains bilateral aid programmes with the following 13 countries: Bolivia, Cuba, Egypt, Guatemala, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka.