How much funding is available?

The health sector receives one of the largest shares of development assistance among social sectors. In 2017, funding for global health reached an all-time high of US$24.3 billion, up by 13% since 2013 when it was financed at US$21.5 billion. Its share within total development assistance fluctuates between 12% and 14% (13% in 2017).

For further details on methodology, see our Donor Tracker Codebook.

Who are the top donor countries?

The largest DAC donors in 2016 (the latest year for which complete donor-specific data is available) were the US (US$10.0 billion), the UK (US$2.4 billion), Germany (US$1.2 billion), France (US$971 million), and Japan (US$871 million). This includes both bilateral funding and contributions to multilateral organizations that work in global health.

For further details on methodology, see our Donor Tracker Codebook.

 

The share of total development assistance spent 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%), Luxembourg (16%), the UK (13%), and Ireland (13%). 

For further details on methodology, see our Donor Tracker Codebook.