Who is doing what and where? Explore project level aid spending, by country, across sectors, and types of implementing partners.
The data above allows analysis of Canadian aid spending at the project level. The data cover fiscal years 2005-06 to 2017-18. The data are drawn directly from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) open data sources including historical and project browser feeds, as well as from the OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System.
Due to the size of the data a single flat file version cannot be provided, however dashboard panels can be used to export data directly to Excel, as PDF or image files, using the “Download” options.
What the data show
At the aggregate level, the data indicate that aid project level spending increased slightly from $3.9 billion in 2016-17 to $4.1 billion in 2017-18.
The share of aid projects being delivered through multilateral organisations is approximately 58%. While last year’s data had a significant number of uncoded projects (and therefore skews the ratios), the share of aid projects through multilaterals is relatively unchanged 2015/2016 at 60%.
The share of Canadian non-profits in 2017/2018 is unchanged when compared to 2015/2016 at 24%.
Humanitarian aid, at approx. 20%, is the largest sector in terms of its share of GAC aid projects, up from 19% in 2016-2017. It is followed by projects in the health sector (17%) and government & civil society (11%).
How to use this data
The interactive view above presents a substantial amount of dis-aggregated data, and is therefore split in two panels; the main Explorer (default view) and the Data Sheet, which is populated by making selections using the main explorer.
Hovering over a country gives the option to click for country details, which switches the view to the more detailed data sheet, for the particular country, region or other selection made.
A set of drop down menus are provided to further navigate the Explorer. The data and view can be limited by a specific sector, by a class of organization delivering projects (e.g. civil society, multilateral etc) or location (Canadian or non-Canadian). Or by searching or selecting a specific organization by name.
Detailed data in the Data Sheet pane can be called up for any selection: a country, comparison of multiple countries, sector, type or location of partner organization.
More analysis and Updates
Raw data is available for download here: HPDS-2005-2018.zip (6.5mb)
More analysis of this data can be found in the opinion section or by clicking related posts in the side bar.
The data have also been used for sector level analyses, see for instance Muskoka and MNCH dashboards.
The data was last updated in April 2019, and the next update is expected in May 2020.