Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Canada


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

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 Canada

See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2014.

In 2013, Canada provided USD 4.9 billion ODA (preliminary data), a fall of 11.4% in real terms from 2012. It is the 9th largest donor of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in terms of volume. Canada’s ODA as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) has fallen, from 0.34% in 2010 to 0.27% in 2013. Canada’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 92% in 2012, well above the DAC average of 81%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2012.

Peer review findings

Latest evaluation report

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.

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