Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Donor disbursements, by WHO region

The interactive graph shows how bilateral donors allocate their Official Development Assistance (ODA) for health to WHO regions. It also shows that the distribution of ODA for health by bilateral donors has changed quite substantially since 2000. For example, direct disbursements to countries in the African Region, steadily increased from 24.9% of all disbursements in 2000 to 44.1% in 2010.

This interactive graph is based on data from the Creditor Reporting System (CRS) database maintained by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Statistics Department. The interactive graph covers bilateral OECD/DAC Members. Commitments by OECD/DAC donors are presented according to WHO region.

A disbursement is the release of funds to, or the purchase of goods or services for a recipient; by extension, the amount thus spent. Disbursements record the actual international transfer of financial resources, or of goods or services valued at the cost to the donor. (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Disbursements are presented in constant 2009 US$ to ensure comparability over years.

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