JURIST Project highlights
In 2007 Prime Minister Harper confirmed Canada’s longstanding, special relationship with the Caribbean when he announced that Canada would allocate $600 million for regional development assistance to CARICOM over a 10-year period (2007-2017). As part of its 2007 Strategy for the Americas, Canada treats CARICOM as a region of focus. CIDA’s Caribbean Program is well aligned with Canada’s Strategy for the Americas and centres on two interlinked, thematic priorities – sustainable economic growth and security. Justice reform and CIDA’s cross-cutting themes of gender equality and the environment are integral to both streams. CIDA’s Caribbean Program already responds to many private sector, trade-related needs, but at the time of this assignment the Agency had no regional, justice reform projects in the pipeline.