Journal of International Development Cooperation
Korea International Cooperation Agency
개발협력 동향

Overview of Program-Based Approaches(CIDA)

Real Lavergne1, Anneli Alba1
1Analysis and Research Division, Policy Branch with contributions from other CIDA staff

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Published Online: Apr 01, 2019

A. Introduction

In September 2002, CIDA’s Minister released the document, Canada Making a Difference in the World: A Policy Statement on Strengthening Aid Effectiveness. This came at the end of a two-year consultation process and formalized a number of adjustments in CIDA's aid policy whose impact on CIDA practice was already being felt. One of the most important adjustments being made is increased use of what are called “program-based approaches” or PBAs, in contrast to CIDA's traditional reliance on projects as a way of engaging in development cooperation.