Canada Overall Performance
Canada ranked 14th in the HRI 2011, improving one position from last year. Based on the patterns of its scores, Canada is classified as a Group 2 donor. Donors in this group tend to perform slightly below average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), where they score well below average, and Pillar 5 (Learning and accountability), where they are close to average. Other Group 2 donors include the European Commission, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Overall, Canada’s performance is below the OECD/DAC and Group 2 averages.
Canada scored below the OECD/DAC average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 4 (Protection and international law), where it was above both the OECD/DAC and Group 2 averages. Canada was also slightly above its peer group average in Pillar 2 (Working with humanitarian partners), but below the Group 2 average in Pillars 1 (Responding to needs), 2 and 5. Canada did best compared to its OECD/DAC peers in the indicators on Implementing evaluation recommendations, Beneficiary participation, Strengthening local capacity and Timely funding to partners – all qualitative indicators. Its scores were lowest in indicators on Funding accountability initiatives, Funding reconstruction and prevention, Reducing climate-related vulnerability, Un-earmarked funding and Timely funding to sudden onset emergencies – all quantitative indicators. In fact, overall Canada scored significantly higher on the qualitative, survey-based indicators than on the quantitative indicators.