Canada’s Bilateral Aid Network over Time

Following on my recent post on visualizing the global aid network using the nwcommands package in Stata, I thought I would try my luck at another animated visualization of Canada’s ‘ego network’ of aid ties from 1960 through 2010.  I managed to achieve the sizing of nodes by USD value of aid ties over time for recipient countries, which shows how concentrated Canadian aid was in given periods in just a few countries, though we maintained nominal ties with many others.  The animation of a single ego-network seems less smooth than my earlier attempt at the global network, and I was unable to resolve that issue despite several attempts.  In any case, another interesting illustration of the evolution of Canada’s aid network over time as it becomes increasing dense over the course of the five decades shown.