International aid given by Canada

Monday, March 17, 2014

This map is a lot of fun, showing Canada's aid to each and every country it has given money to from 2001 to 2012.

For 2012 the largest recipients were:

The largest recipient was Ethiopia (CAD$ 207 million), followed by Haiti, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Ghana, Sudan and South Sudan, Mozambique and Pakistan.
What's extra fun about the map though is the ability to select a rectangular region, after which the overall trend over time can be seen. Ukraine for example has gone up from $22 million in 2010 to $48 million in 2012, while Moldova is about the same. Afghanistan has dropped from $345 million in 2008 to $163 million in 2012. Canada as of last week is now officially finished in Afghanistan, so this should continue to decrease. Croatia has gone from $2.7 million in 2005 to just $42,000 in 2012, which makes sense because it was a year away from full EU membership. Bulgaria has received more or less nothing since its accession as well, going from $2.8 million in 2003 to never over $100,000 in any year since 2009.

And so on. There's lots to be seen in this map.


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