The Canadian Cooperation Office is distinct from CIDA. (See CIDA website.) The role of the CCO is to support the initiatives of CIDA and indirectly support the development of Cambodia. The CCO is funded by CIDA and is accountable to CIDA and to the Auditor General of Canada.
The CCO can fulfill a number of roles. The Office has experts who can assist in the areas of project management, agriculture,land and governance. It can provide input to planning, feasibility studies, reviews, project and program monitoring, and evaluation expertise.
The CCO also has a logistical role, assisting in program delivery by handling transportation, bookings, itineraries for incoming missions, customs clearance of project inputs, etc. It also houses and provides management support to The Canada Fund for Local Initiative.
The goal is to help maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of the Canadian development asssistance program in Cambodia.
The purpose of the CCO is to support the Government of Canada and the Kingdom of Cambodia in the planning, and monitoring of CIDA's development assistance program in Cambodia.