Quick overview of recently released comparative aid statistics from the OECD-DAC for 2014. This page will be updated and replaced with interactive data shortly.
Overseas development assistance or ODA has increased by 66% in real terms since 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals were agreed, according to the OECD-DAC.
Total net ODA from OECD-DAC countries reached USD 135.2 billion in 2014.
However, ODA to the least developed (or poorest countries) where it matters the most and makes up two-thirds of external finance, is falling.
About the data and source
For more, please visit the OECD-DAC aid statistics page.
Canada in the OECD-DAC (preliminary)
The main objective of this quick preliminary analysis, which will be replaced by interactive data shortly, is to reflect on the data from the perspective of where Canada stands relative to OECD-DAC donors.
- Canada’s aid totaled approx. USD 4.2 billion in 2014
- This equates to 0.24% of gross national income (GNI)
- In terms of year-on-year trends this represents a decline of -10.7% in real terms, compared to 2013
- This follows a decline of -10.7% in the previous year (i.e. 2013 compared to 2012)
- Canada’s aid in 2012 totaled USD. 5.6 billion
- In 2012 Canada ranked the 6th largest OECD-DAC donor, in 2013 Canada ranked 9th, in 2014 Canada’s rank fell further to 10th
- In terms of the ODA/GNI (or generosity ratio), Canada’s 2014 level at 0.24% of GNI is below the total OECD-DAC level at 0.29%, far below average DAC country effort at 0.39%
- Based on the ODA/GNI ratio Canada ranks 16th out of 28 OECD-DAC donors in 2014; down from 14th in 2012 and 2013
This is a preliminary analysis of headline figures which provide only a partial sense of Canada’s wider contribution to international development. Indeed, in several priority areas, such as global health and maternal and child health in particular, Canada remains a leader.
This analysis will be followed by a look at not only the quantity, but also the ‘quality’ of donor aid.