Development Partners Snapshot:





Development policy:

Development co-operation institutions:

Global Affairs Canada leads Canada’s development co-operation efforts. Finance Canada manages Canada’s relationship with the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and multilateral and bilateral debt relief. 





Canada provided USD 6.3 billion of ODA in 2021, representing 0.32% of GNI. This was an increase of 8.0% in real terms in volume and an increase in share of GNI from 2020. Canada’s ODA volume and its share of GNI have risen since 2014. While the government has no specific plan to move towards the United Nations target of 0.7% ODA/GNI, the Minister of International Development is tasked with increasing Canada’s international development assistance every year towards 2030 to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within Canada’s ODA portfolio in 2020, 93.1% was provided in the form of grants and 6.9% in the form of non-grants. In 2021, Canada ranked 6th in terms of ODA volume and 13th among DAC countries when ODA is taken as a share of GNI. Canada screens virtually all activities against the DAC gender equality policy marker and committed 82.4% of its bilateral allocable aid to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Among DAC countries in 2020, Canada had one of the highest shares of ODA allocated to refugees and asylum seekers in the donor country (12.4%).


Global Partnership monitoring trend

Click here for a snapshot of Canada's results from the two most recent Global Partnership monitoring rounds (2018 and 2016). The Global Partnership monitoring process and framework have been revised, and the new round will take place from 2023 to 2026. This profile will be updated periodically as new data is generated by the monitoring exercise. 

Use of monitoring results



The 2021 OECD-DAC mid-term review found that the Feminist International Assistance Policy provides clear direction to Canada and its partners. In response to 2018 DAC Peer Review recommendations, Canada has increased financial delegations, broadened engagement with civil society organisations (CSOs) and is addressing remaining amalgamation challenges. The review encouraged Canada to articulate its views on a modern understanding of development effectiveness, contribute to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) discussion on effective multilateral engagement, be more systematic in analysing domestic policies with spillover effects on developing countries, streamline application processes and reporting, and continue to increase ODA to 2030.