Donor Funding for Health in Low- & Middle-Income Countries, 2002-2013
In the wake of the Sustainable Development Summit and adoption of the SDGs by the global community, this analysis provides updated trends in donor funding for low- and middle-income countries. It shows that while donors have increased total ODA over the period between 2002 and 2013 period, health has grown as a share of total ODA, reflecting its priority among donors. In addition, 2013 marked the greatest increase in donor funding for health over the entire period. Given the OECD’s announcement that total ODA in 2014 remained essentially flat,1 and the development of new health targets as part of the SDGs, how health, which has been an important sector for donors, fares in the future years will be important to assess.