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The Government of Canada has provided development assistance to Mongolia through the Canadian International Development Agency /CIDA/ and Canada Fund, International Development research Centre (IDRC), as well as through multilateral cooperation channels, which roughly estimated CAD 45 million. The bilateral assistance has been mostly spent to implement small-scale projects for poverty alleviation, health, education, improvement of social status of women and environment protection.
For the last 15 years IDRC has spent CAD 8.5 million for financing approximately 40 small projects, including IT, environment protection, distance learning etc.
In 2014, Mongolia was confirmed as a country of focus for the Government of Canada's international development efforts.
Canada's international development bilateral assistance program in Mongolia is closely aligned with Mongolia's Economic and Social Development Priorities 2010–2015, which focuses on ensuring human development, decreasing rural-urban disparities and improving economic competitiveness. The goal of Canada's assistance is to help the country stimulate sustainable economic growth by strengthening public service capacity, particularly the management of the extractive sector.