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Development issues and efforts

Overview of the set

Each of the 17 briefing sheets features a particular issue facing developing countries and offers a sampling of the efforts made by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to address the challenge.

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Agriculture and rural development

Child labour

Cross-cultural understanding

Disaster relief

Education for all

Environmental challenges in developing countries

Gender equality

Health and nutrition


Humanitarian aid for refugees

Human rights


Refugee experience

The rights of children

War affected children

Water and sanitation

Women's rights