Aid architecture

Country programmable aid (CPA)

 

Country programmable aid (CPA) is the portion of aid that providers can programme for individual countries or regions, and over which partner countries could have a significant say. Developed in 2007, CPA is a closer proxy of aid that goes to partner countries than the concept of official development assistance (ODA)

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Getting closer to the core - Measuring country programmable aid

CPA reflects the amount of aid that is subjected to multi-year planning at country/regional level, and is defined through exclusions, by subtracting from total gross bilateral ODA that is:

  • unpredictable by nature (humanitarian aid and debt relief);
  • entails no cross-border flows (administrative costs, imputed student costs, promotion of development awareness,and research and refugees in donor countries);
  • does not form part of co-operation agreements between governments (food aid and aid from local governments);
  • is not country programmable by the donor (core funding of NGOs).

See also: FAQs on CPA

 

Statistical Resources

Interactive charts

CPApage - thumbnail - provider

CPApage - thumbnail - partner

Data series

 

 

Publications

2014 Global Outlook on Aid Results of the 2014 DAC Survey on Donors’ Forward Spending Plans and Prospects for Improving Aid Predictability
2012 OECD DAC Report on Aid Predictability: Survey on Donors' Forward Spending Plans 2012-2015 and Efforts since HLF-4
2011 OECD DAC Report on Aid Predictability: Survey on Donors’ Forward Spending Plans 2011-2013
2010 OECD DAC Report on Aid Predictability: Survey on Donors’ Forward Spending Plans 2010-2012
2009 DAC Report on Aid Predictability: Survey on Donors’ Forward Spending Plans 2009-2011
Report of 2008 Survey of Aid Allocation Policies and Indicative Forward Spending Plans