Development Co-operation Directorate

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.

Access Canada's latest evaluation reports on the DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC).

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