Development finance data

See our latest data in a range of easy to view formats from high level overviews to country and sector specific data. You can also download a wide range of data and link through to our databases and aid statistics websites of DAC members.

All about numbers - who spends what, and where

The global picture of official development assistance (ODA)

2013 and 2014 DAC flows at a glance

Aid at a Glance donor

Discover the latest ODA flows, the breakdown of bilateral ODA by income group and by region, the top ten recipients of bilateral ODA, and bilateral ODA by sector (Dec. 2015).

Preliminary ODA 2015 flows and trends since 1960

‌‌ODA viz long term

View ODA in terms of volume (USD) and as percentage of a country's wealth (Gross National Income) (April 2016).

For background information on official development assistance, see section on ODA under Development Finance standards.

Country and sectoral data

Aid statistics by donor, recipient and sector

Explore down to the project level how much aid (ODA) and in which sectors has been provided or received (Dec. 2015).

Data visualisations

The financing for sustainable development "Data Visualisation Lab" presents numerous dynamic graphics that allow you to discover and explore our data by categories/ groupings or keywords.

Aid at a glance summary charts of aid (ODA) by donor, recipient and region


Key figures on ODA flows showing latest trends, top recipients or providers and sector allocations.

Visit ‌‌‌Aidflows.org a tool which provides a visual presentation of key data on aid flows by donor and recipient over the last ten years.  The data are presented in a user-friendly way through a series of charts and tables by donor and recipient.   The OECD DAC has partnered with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank to make global aggregate data on aid funding easy to access.

Read also Geographic Distribution of Financial Flows to Developing Countries 2016
Disbursements, Commitments, Country Indicators

This publication provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to around 150 developing countries.  The data show each country's intake of official development assistance as well as other official and private funds from members of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, multilateral agencies and other key providers.  Key development indicators are given for reference.

Data tables

A comprehensive set of ready-made tables on resource flows to developing countries have been prepared in Excel (22 Dec. 2015)

The following reference DAC Statistical Tables (xls) are a supplement to the Statistics on Resource Flows to Developing Countries (13 April 2016)

International Development Statistics online databases (IDS online)

The International Development Statistics databases (updated on 30 September 2016) cover bilateral and multilateral aid (ODA), private providers’ aid and other resource flows to developing countries.  Data are presented under three sub-themes:

  • Flows by provider”:  volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows;
  • Flows by provider and recipient”: historical and forward-looking data on volume, origin and destination of resource flows;
  • Flows based on individual projects (CRS)”: detailed information on individual aid activities, such as sectors, countries, project descriptions etc. used to derive aggregate data.

There are two ways to access DAC and CRS data.

QWIDS (Query Wizard for International Development Statistics)
is the easiest way to search our databases as it automatically selects the most appropriate dataset to match your search.

OECD.Stat
is the OECD's data warehouse. Access is recommended for users familiar with the content of individual DAC and CRS dataset.

  • Visit IDS online for more information about these databases, other thematic datasets, popular queries and bulk downloads.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

This FAQ is a genuine set of frequently asked questions compiled from those sent to us.

We've arranged them into the four following groups by theme:  

  • Introductory questions
  • Donors and flows
  • Statistical terms and reporting issues
  • More about our data and online databases


Please look to see if your question is answered, if not, feel free to write to us at dac.contact@oecd.org.

Glossary

The Glossary of key statistical terms and concepts used in DAC statistics cover the following:

  • Aid activity
  • Amortisation
  • Associated financing
  • Bilateral
  • Claim
  • Commitment
  • Concessionality level
  • Constant dollars
  • Country programmable aid (CPA) 
  • Creditor reporting system (CRS)
  • Credits
  • Development assistance committee (DAC)
  • DAC List of ODA recipients
  • Debt reorganisation
  • Deflators
  • Disbursement
  • Evaluation
  • Export credits
  • Grace period
  • Grant
  • Grant element
  • Grant like flow
  • Imputed multilateral flows
  • Loans (also credits)
  • Long term
  • Maturity
  • Multilateral agencies
  • Multilateral outflows
  • Net flow
  • Net transfer
  • Official development assistance (ODA)
  • Official development finance (ODF) 
  • Offshore banking centres
  • Other official flows (OOF)
  • Partially untied aid
  • Private flows
  • Purpose of aid
  • Purpose code
  • Sector allocable aid
  • Sector classification
  • Short term
  • Technical co-operation
  • Terms of repayment
  • Tied aid
  • Total receipts
  • Undisbursed
  • Unties aid
  • Volume (real terms)