How much funding is available?
Health is one of the largest social sectors to receive development assistance. In 2016, funding for global health reached an all-time high of US$23.7 billion. Funding increased by 15% since 2012, up from US$20.5 billion. Its share within total development assistance fluctuates between 13% and 15% (13% in 2016).
Who are the top donor countries?
The largest DAC donors in 2016 were the US (US$9.9 billion), the UK (US$2.4 billion), Germany (US$1.1 billion), France (US$944 million), and Japan (US$900 million). This includes both bilateral funding and contributions to multilateral organizations that work in global health.
The focus on health varies from donor to donor. In relative terms, the largest DAC donors to health in 2016 were the US (28% of their total development assistance funding), Canada (19.2%), Luxembourg (15.8%), the UK (13.3%), and Ireland (13.2%).
For an in-depth look at funding trends in agriculture, see our highlight story ‘Are we making progress? Understanding trends in donor support for agriculture, education, global health, global health R&D, and nutrition’ (April 2018), or at our donors’ agriculture Deep Dives.