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Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Peter Sutherland interacts with day care children in Cebu City. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) supports the Sixth Country Programme for Children.

UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. In the Philippines, major funding comes from the international donor community from governments such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The availability of funds is subject to the donor country’s interest in proposed projects. Donor governments also respond to emergency appeals in light of natural calamities or heightened hostilities in situations of armed conflict.  

Canada International Development Agency (CIDA)

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada’s lead agency for development assistance. It has a mandate to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world.

Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID)

AusAID is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program. The objective of the aid program is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest.

AusAID provides advice and support to the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary on development policy, and plans and coordinates poverty reduction activities in partnership with developing countries.

AusAID's head office is in Canberra. AusAID also has representatives in 25 Australian diplomatic missions overseas.

New Zealand’s International Aid & Development Agency (NZAID)

NZAID is the New Zealand Government’s international aid and development agency. The agency is responsible for delivering New Zealand’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) and for advising Ministers on development assistance policy and operations. NZAID is a semi-autonomous body within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). It has its own Vote and management arrangements tailored to its core business.



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