Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.
Canada’s net ODA was USD 5.29 billion in 2011. After increasing by 14% in 2010, Canada’s ODA decreased in real terms (by a little over 5%) in 2011 due to Canada’s decision to cap its development co-operation budget at 2010 levels.
Canada’s ODA to GNI ratio was 0.31% in 2011, well below the long-standing UN target of giving 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) as ODA, which Canada has not endorsed. In 2012 Canada underwent a DAC peer review of its development co-operation programme.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2012 (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.