Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.
Canada’s net ODA was USD 5.68 billion in 2012, making it the 6th largest DAC member in terms of volume. Following a 5% drop in 2011, Canada’s ODA increased in real terms by 4.1% in 2012 due to an increase in debt relief and its continued commitment to major regional initiatives.
Canada’s ODA/GNI ratio was 0.32% in 2012, well below the long-standing UN target of a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio, which Canada has not endorsed.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2013 (DCR)
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.
Development Effectiveness Review of the World Health Organization 2007/2010
This final report presents the results of a development effectiveness review of the World Health Organization (WHO) which coordinates global health-related efforts and establishes global health norms. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)’s main engagements with the WHO include policy dialogue and development assistance programming in infectious diseases, child health, and humanitarian assistance.