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Aid 101: Part 1 What is ODA and how do we measure it?. Canadian Council for International Cooperation March 2010. Official Development Assistance (ODA). Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Definition

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Aid 101 part 1 what is oda and how do we measure it

Aid 101: Part 1What is ODA and how do we measure it?

Canadian Council for International Cooperation

March 2010


Official development assistance oda

Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Definition

Official development assistance is defined as those flows to countries and territories on the DAC List of ODA Recipients and to multilateral development institutions which are:

i) provided by official agencies, including state and local governments, or by their executive agencies; and

ii) each transaction of which:

a) is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective; and

b) is concessional in character and conveys a grant element of at least 25 per cent


Canadian federal budget international assistance envelope iae 2007 2008 in millions of dollars

Canadian Federal Budget, International Assistance Envelope (IAE), 2007 – 2008 (in Millions of dollars)

  • Development Pool

    • CIDA $2,520.3 MODA

    • Foreign Affairs Canada $ 140.8ODA

    • OtherGovernmentDepartments$ 12.0ODA

    • Other (allocation of incremental resources)

      $ 232.9Mostly ODA

      Total Development Pool $2,906.0 Mostly ODA

  • Crisis Pool Total Crisis Pool $ 333.0Mostly ODA

  • Development Research Pool

    Total IDRC $ 141.0Mostly ODA

    D. Peace and Security Pool

    • Global Partnership$ 100.0Not ODA

    • Counter Terrorism Initiative $ 15.0Not ODA

    • Global Peace and Security Fund $ 140.8Partly ODA

    • CIDA Peacebuilding Fund $ 10.0ODA

    • RCMP International Police Program $ 39.3Mostly ODA

    • Other $ 78.9Mostly ODA

      Total Peace and Security Pool $ 384.0Partly ODA

      Total International Assistance Envelop Allocation $4,295.1 Partly ODA

      Estimate of Non-ODA International Assistance in the IAE$225.0

      Estimate of ODA in 2007/08 International Assistance Envelope$4,070.1


  • Canadian official development assistance 2007 2008

    Canadian Official Development Assistance, 2007 - 2008

    A. International Assistance Envelope (IAE)Percentage of ODA

    • CIDA$3,113.97Million 71.5%

    • Department of Finance$ 368.77

    • Department of Foreign Affairs$ 207.79

    • IDRC$ 163.78

    • ICHRDD$ 9.17

    • RCMP$ 22.00

    • Other Departments$ 15.31

    • Subtotal International Assistance Envelope$3,900.80 90.0%

      B.Other government sources

    • Official Bilateral Debt Relief$ 0.23

    • Department of Foreign Affairs (Peacekeeping

      Operations$ 13.50

    • Department of National Defence$ 9.44

    • Cost of Refugees in Canada (1st Year)$ 194.93 4.5%

    • Imputed Foreign Student Subsidies$ 168.01 3.9%

    • Provinces and Municipalities$ 52.10

    • Other sources$ 33.86

    • Less EDC Loan Repayments -$ 19.76

    • Total Other Government Sources$ 452.30

      ODA to GNI Ratio

      Total ODA$4,353.09 0.29%

      Real ODA$3,989.92 0.27%


    Cida 2007 2008

    CIDA, 2007 - 2008

    A. Geographic BranchesPercentage of CIDA Program

    • Sub-Saharan Africa$ 570.56 Million19.8%

    • North Africa$ 29.57

    • Middle East$ 64.63

    • Asia$ 637.4322.2%

      • Of which Afghanistan: $270.93 (9.4%)

    • Americas$ 248.07 8.6%

      • Of which Haiti: $93.98 (3.3%)

    • Eastern Europe$ 41.61

      Total Geographic$1,519.8852.9%

      B.Canadian Partnership Branch

      Total Canadian Partnership Branch$ 245.6 8.5%

      C.Multilateral Programs Branch

    • Humanitarian Assistance, Peace & Security$ 305.58

    • Health and Nutrition$ 247.60

    • Multilateral Organizations$ 238.18

    • Regional Development Banks$ 215.03

      Total Multilateral Branch$1,006.3935.0%

  • Other Programs $102.64

    Total CIDA Programs$2,874.50

    Administration Costs$ 239.47

    Total CIDA$3,113.97


  • For more information on aid policy www ccic ca

    For more information on Aid Policy: www.ccic.ca

    The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) gratefully acknowledges:

    • Mark Fried, Oxfam-Canada for his support in developing this video and,

    • The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for the financial support for CCIC’s work. The views expressed in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of funders.


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