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China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA)
Agency overview
FormedApril 2018; 3 years ago (2018-04)
Preceding Agency
TypeForeign aid agency
Parent AgencyState Council of the People's Republic of China

The China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA; Chinese: 国家国际发展合作署) is a vice-ministerial agency of the People's Republic of China. It is directly subordinate to the State Council. It was created to "achieve better coordination and greater impact" of China's aid programs, particularly in support of the Belt and Road Initiative.[1]

CIDCA was founded in April 2018. It was formerly the Department of Foreign Aid of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Zhang, Denghua; Ji, Hongbo (22 April 2020). "The new Chinese aid agency after its first two years". Devpolicy Blog. Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University. Retrieved 26 October 2021.

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