Peer reviews of DAC members

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Canada 2018

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Published on September 14, 2018

Also available in: French

The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.


Conducting the peer review
Abbreviations and acronyms
Canada's aid at a glance
Context of the peer review of Canada
The DAC's main findings and recommendations
Secretariat’s Report7 chapters available
Canada's global efforts for sustainable development
Policy vision and framework
Financing for development
Canada's structure and systems
Canada's delivery modalities and partnerships
Canada's results, evaluation and learning
Canada's humanitarian assistance
Annexes4 chapters available
Progress since the 2012 DAC peer review recommendations
OECD/DAC standard suite of tables
Field visit to Tanzania
Organisational charts
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Read the DAC's main findings and recommendations, available in English and French.

Canada needs to increase foreign aid flows in line with its renewed engagement, says OECD

Canada has shown a renewed engagement in global development in the last few years. This now needs to translate into concrete action to increase aid flows and ensure that development co-operation is effective and coherent, according to a new OECD Review.

The latest DAC Peer Review of Canada commends the creation of a new department, Global Affairs Canada, from the merger of the former aid agency with the department of foreign affairs and trade. Global Affairs is working to make Canadian aid more responsive and innovative, and is improving the way it conducts evaluations of development assistance..

Read the press release, available in English and French.

A good practice excerpt from the peer review: Canada’s humanitarian assistance

Canada is a good humanitarian donor, using a range of well-established partnerships to deliver effective humanitarian assistance, and a broad array of instruments to find durable solutions for affected populations. Canada is delivering on Grand Bargain provisions, such as cash transfers to affected populations and multi-year funding to multilateral partners.

Read chapter 7 of the peer review for more information on Canada’s humanitarian assistance

Canada's implementation of peer review recommendations from 2012Canada 2018: Recommendations implemented - pie chart

Read about the implementation of the 2012 recommendations (Annex A)

 About this review

Canada's peer review history

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