Development assistance for health disbursements by channel and recipient country (Global), 1990-2009
Development assistance for health spending increases through 2009
Watch as the funding patterns for development assistance for health (DAH) worldwide evolve between 1990 and 2009. You can see how country governments have increased, or decreased, their DAH over the past two decades. You also can see how global priorities have changed over time. Data are presented as bubbles, bars, or lines.
You can change the channels you are viewing by clicking the axis label on the left side of the chart, and you can change the order in which results are displayed by clicking the axis label underneath the chart. Choose the same channel on both axes.
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- You can change the channels you are viewing by clicking the axis label on the left side of the chart, and you can change the order in which results are displayed by clicking the axis label underneath the chart. Choosing “Total DAH 2009 US$ (Millions)” on both axes will give you spending by all channels in all countries to which DAH could be traced, arranged in order of the countries receiving the largest amount of DAH.
- On the right, select specific countries that interest you.
- Choose either a bar, line, or bubble chart in the top right corner.
- For the bar and bubble charts, hit play and watch changes over time.
- Once you've selected specific countries that interest you, click the tool symbol in the bottom right corner and try lowering the opacity of the nonselected countries to isolate countries of interest.
- See the change in global health priorities over the years. Select the bar chart option and choose “Total DAH 2009 US$ (Millions)” on the left axis label and underneath the chart. To see which bars represent which countries, click on different bars, or choose countries in the list on the right. Hit the play button at the bottom left, and watch as India remains the highest recipient of DAH through the years until 2009, when Nigeria surpasses India in total DAH received.
- Watch the United States make an enormous commitment to development assistance for health in the middle of the past decade. Select “USA” on the left axis label and on the axis label underneath the chart. Now hit play. You will see how spending on specific countries stayed below $100 million for most of the first 14 years. By 2009, overall funding from the US had increased greatly and included 10 countries receiving more than $100 million each. You can do the same analysis for all development assistance channels. Try it with “EC,” the European Commission, or “BMGF,” the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Total DAH 2009 US$ (Millions): Total development assistance for health in millions of 2009 US dollars
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AfDB: African Development Bank
BMGF: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
EC: European Commission
GAVI: GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation)
GBR: United Kingdom
GFATM: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
IDB: Inter-American Development Bank
NLD: The Netherlands
NZL: New Zealand
USA: United States
WB_IBRD: World Bank – International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
WB_IDA: World Bank – International Development Association
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Leach-Kemon K, Chou DP, Schneider MT, Tardif A, Dieleman JL, Brooks BPC, Hanlon M, Murray CJL. The global financial crisis has led to a slowdown in growth of funding to improve health in many developing countries. Health Affairs. 2012; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.1154.