DAC member profile: Canada


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2016.

In 2015,  Canada provided  USD 4.3 billion in net ODA (preliminary data). This represented 0.28 % of gross national income (GNI) and an increase of 17.1% in real terms from 2014, the first since 2012. Canada is the 14th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 8th largest in terms of volume. Canada’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 93% in 2014 (slightly up from 92.8% in 2013), which is well above the DAC average of 80.6%. The grant element of total ODA was 97.2% in 2014.

Peer review findings: 2012

Latest evaluation reports

Canada’s development aid: focused and effective but should be more generous and efficient. A new review of Canada’s aid programme commends the country’s strong stand on human rights, its co-operation with developing countries and its effective efforts in Afghanistan and Haiti. The OECD’s Review of the Development Co-operation Policies and Programmes of Canada also notes that the amount of its aid is falling and, despite some improvement, its system is still cumbersome.

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