Official Development Assistance for Health by Channel and Thematic Areas

This interactive data visualization shows the Official Development Assistance for Health in Latin America and the Caribbean by Channel and Thematic Areas.

Key Findings:

Characteristic of the way funds are channeled in the Region is the presence of national and international NGOs and of private contractors used by donors in each country. This phenomenon constitutes one of the countries’ main challenges in coordinating, harmonizing, and utilizing efficiently the resources of international aid.

The concentration of the volume of aid in few development partners shown in the visualization, is associated with high concentration in certain subject areas, where issues related to sexual and reproductive health account for 41.5% of the total aid. This phenomenon suggests the impact of the aid for development on the countries national health agendas, indicating difficulties encountered in aligning ODA with the Region health problems and priorities.

It is important to mention the data gap about channels from 2002 to 2007 in the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS), which has improved since 2008.

Basic health care and Sexually Transmitted Disease and HIV/AIDS are the thematic areas that have received the higher flows of the assistance concentrating 50% of the official aid from 2002 to 2010.

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