Deployment for Democratic Development (DDD) is a four-year program launched in May 2007. In 2011 the program was extended for an additional two years. It is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and implemented by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). DDD serves the democratic development needs of CIDA branches and their local partners. We recruit and send Canadian democratic development experts to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East in response to requests for assistance from CIDA partner countries.
DDD has sent Canadians on single and multiple short-term missions to countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Ghana, Kenya, Bolivia, Tanzania, Peru, and Ukraine, where they work closely with local partners to contribute to 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.
DDD is a rapid-turn-around, results-oriented program that provides high-level Canadian expertise in response to CIDA requests for immediate and practical development assistance. The flexibility of DDD to provide stand-alone, short-term, modestly funded initiatives within tight timelines and a complex environment has lead to significant results—good value, quality experts, rapid mobilization capacity, geographic and sectoral diversity—for the money spent. Canadians also embrace the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise in developing countries. By partnering with local organizations, DDD ensures successful implementation and long-term sustainability.