Supporting Economic Empowerment through Capacity Building

EDM provides technical assistance to help developing countries undertake trade and investment agreements with Canada so that they contribute to more inclusive and sustainable development.

The Expert Deployment Mechanism for Trade and Development (EDM), funded by Global Affairs Canada, helps developing countries negotiate, implement, adapt to, and benefit from their trade and investment agreements with Canada. Canadian and international technical experts are deployed based on specific country needs, while exploratory talks are underway, during formal negotiations, or following the conclusion and ratification of an agreement.

EDM is implemented on behalf of Global Affairs Canada by
Cowater International and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.