The Deployment for Democratic Development (DDD) program was launched in May 2007 and will continue to March 31, 2015. It is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and implemented by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). DDD serves the democratic development needs of DFATD branches and their local partners. IPAC recruits and deploys Canadian democratic development experts to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East in response to requests for assistance from DFATD partner countries.
DDD is a rapid-turn-around, results-oriented program that provides high-level Canadian expertise in response to DFATD requests for immediate and practical development assistance. The flexibility of DDD to provide stand-alone, short-term, modestly funded initiatives within tight timelines and complex environments has led to significant results—good value for money, quality expertise, rapid mobilization, geographic and sectoral diversity. Canadian experts embrace the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise in Canada and developing countries. By partnering with local organizations, DDD ensures successful implementation and long-term sustainability.
DDD has sent Canadians on single and multiple short-term missions to countries such as Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mongolia, Peru, Tanzania and Ukraine, where they work closely with local partners to address a variety of governance issues. These include among others electoral registration, gender budgeting, establishing a credible and independent judiciary, results-based management, anti-corruption measures and public procurement reforms. There are Canadians working in Niger helping to prevent and manage food crises, in Mozambique ensuring information about public services are easily accessible to all citizens, in Ethiopia improving relations between the judiciary and the prosecution, police and prisons, and in Tanzania to reduce corruption through a revised Code of Ethics that would prohibit public leaders from conducting business while holding office.