Two years on, still no end in sight for DFATD merger

Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development offices are housed in the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa. One big change that will happen as a result of the merger is the reorganization of DFATD offices to reflect the department's new organizational structure. Photo by: Peregrine981 / CC BY-SA

Two years after initial plans to merge the Canadian International Development Agency with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade were announced, the process is still ongoing and could take months to conclude.

Devex has learned the transition team that was created to handle some of the biggest changes associated with the creation of the new Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development has been dissolved, and the remaining aspects of the merger — or “amalgamation” — are now being handled by relevant departments.

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