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Canada – Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

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OVERVIEW

Have they met the Busan commitment on aid transparency? Partly.

Having changed its name in 2015, Global Affairs Canada is the largest grantor of Canadian ODA and leads Canada’s bilateral development assistance. Canada has seven development priorities: increasing food security; securing the future of children and youth; stimulating sustainable economic growth; maternal, new-born and child health; environmental sustainability; gender equality and governance.

ANALYSIS

Achievements and progress
  • Canada-GAC has published four new indicators to the IATI Registry at the activity level with budget identifiers, disbursements and expenditures, sub-national location and tied aid status all available through the registry.
  • Canada-GAC is among the top five performers on classification indicators at the activity level.
  • Canada-GAC now publishes to the IATI Registry at a frequency of monthly.
Challenges and room for improvement
  • GAC does not publish six activity-level indicators to IATI. This includes most related-documents. Of these, Memoranda of Understanding are published sometimes in other formats while budget documents and impact appraisals are not published anywhere.
  • The quality and breadth of the publication of a number of activity-level indicators are challenging Canada’s transparency efforts. Planned start dates, sub-national locations, quarterly budgets, the budget identifier, results documents and conditions documents all score poorly or are not published.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Canada-GAC should continue to work on improving the breadth and quality of its data, ensuring its organisation file is always up to date. It should work towards making all indicators available to the IATI Registry.
  • Canada-GAC should continue to champion work on the IATI budget identifier.
  • It should realise the benefits of its transparency efforts and design a strategy for internal and external use of its data particularly at country level.

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DONOR PROFILE

2016 Index Score:

Good

76.3%

2014 Index Score:

Good

71.7%

2013 Index Score:

Good

62.6%


First published to IATI:

October 2012



INDICATOR SCORING

TOTAL

76.3%

SECTION A

COMMITMENT TO
AID TRANSPARENCY:

8.68/10

SECTION B

PUBLICATION
ORGANISATION LEVEL:

20.41/25

SECTION C

PUBLICATION
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

47.23/65

Commitment

1. FOIA

2. Implementation Schedules

3. Accessibility

Planning

Planning

Financial

Financial

4. Organisation Strategy

5. Annual Report

6. Allocation Policy

7. Procurement Policy

Basic

Classifications

Financial

Performance

12. Implementer

13. Unique ID

14. Title

15. Description

16. Planned Dates

17. Actual Dates

18. Current Status

19. Contact Details