Welcome to AidWatch Canada

AidWatch Canada is a small not-for-profit Canadian organization devoted to the conduct and dissemination of independent research and analysis of current trends in aid and development cooperation and their implications for Canadian aid policies and practices.

AidWatch Canada works closely with Canadian and global civil society organizations (CSOs) and independent researchers with a shared interest in promoting reforms of the aid system, in support of enabling conditions, capacities and initiatives in which poor and vulnerable populations may claim their human rights.

AidWatch Canada’s research and analysis is profiled under three main headings:

Canadian Aid Trends

Global Aid Trends

CSOs in Development Cooperation

Links to a comprehensive set of resources produced by AidWatch Canada’s Executive Director can be found in the Resources page.



DFATD Launches Civil Society Policy

In February 2015, the Minister for Development Cooperation renewed DFATD’s commitment to CSOs as development partners in its Development and Humanitarian Assistance Civil Society Partnership Policy.  The Policy outlines the guiding principles, overall objectives as well as commitments to enhance the effectiveness of Canada’s engagement with its CSO partners in development.  In September 2015, the Canadian Council for International Cooperation set out a series of milestones for each of the Policy’s commitments.