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 2015

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2015.

In 2014, Canada provided USD 4.2 billion in net ODA (preliminary data). This represented 0.24% of gross national income (GNI) and a fall of 10.7% in real terms from 2013, partially due to national budget saving measures. Canada’s ODA has fallen since 2012, both in volume and as a percentage of GNI. Canada is the 16th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI and the 10th largest donor in terms of volume. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2013.

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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