Discover how Canada supports citizen engagement and good governance in its development countries of focus.



Advancing democracy in the world

Learn how Canada advances democracy through foreign policy and international development assistance.

Civil society

A free and robust civil society is fundamental to any democracy.

Rule of law

The Rule of law provides a level playing field for communities, businesses and individuals to support poverty reduction.

Inclusion of marginalized people

An inclusive society empowers marginalized individuals and supports sustainable development.

Public service delivery

Inequality, lack of transparency and corruption lead to poor service delivery.

Anti-corruption in developing countries

Corruption decreases the amount of money that can be used to reduce poverty and promote economic growth.

Public financial management

Public financial management underlies all government activity and incorporates all components of a country's budget.

What we are doing

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