Development assistance for health disbursements by channel and recipient country (Global), 1990-2008
Development assistance for health spending increases, concentrates on Africa
As part of our annual publication on global health financing, Financing Global Health 2011: Continued Growth as MDG Deadline Approaches, we have updated data included in this visualization.
Explore the updated visualization.
- On the left and at the bottom of the graph, click the arrow to choose different channels to display in the graph. Chose the same channel on both. Choosing the total will give you spending by all channels in all countries to which DAH could be traced.
- For the bar charts, hit play and watch changes over time.
- On the right, select specific countries that interest you.
- Choose either a bar chart or a line chart in the top right corner.
- Click and drag a rectangle within the graph plot to zoom in on that area; this may be especially helpful when trying to view specific country trends.
- 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 non-selected countries to isolate countries of interest.
- See the change in global health priorities over the years. Select a bar chart and choose “Total DAH 2008 US$ (Millions) on the left and at the bottom. This means the values being shown have been adjusted to represent United States dollars for 2008. Drag a rectangle around the first 10 bars and click “Zoom in.” Click on each of the bars to see their country titles. You will see that only two of the 10 countries receiving the most development assistance for health in 1990 were in sub-Saharan Africa. Now hit the play button at the bottom left. Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, and the Philippines move down in the rankings, replaced by Nigeria, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and other African countries, which now receive the most development assistance for health funding.
- 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 and at the bottom. Now hit play. You will see how spending on specific countries stayed below $100 million for most of the first 14 years. By 2005, though, Iraq and Uganda each received more than $100 million. By 2008, overall funding from the US had increased greatly and included seven countries receiving more than $100 million each. You can do the same analysis for all development assistance channels. Try it with “EC,” the European Commission, or “BMGF,” the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Total DAH 2008 US$ (Millions): Total development assistance for health in millions of 2008 US dollars
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AfDB: African Development Bank
BMGF: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
EC: European Commission (includes funds from the European Development Fund and the European Commission Budget)
GAVI: GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation)
GBR: United Kingdom
GFATM: Global Fund Against AIDS, Tuberculosis & 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