The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are highly intertwined with sectors such
as health, education, energy or agriculture. Hence, measuring official development
finance (ODF) flowing to sectors is critical to designing efficient development strategies
in the SDG era. Yet, this exercise is complex, and this report is a first attempt
to provide a comprehensive picture of ODF allocations by sector.The analysis includes
not only official development assistance (ODA), but also other official flows (OOF)
and resources mobilised from the private sector by official development interventions.
It provides unique data for the period 2012-16 on sectors financing by country, type
of instrument and channel of delivery. It looks into potential data gaps and the challenge
of matching the traditional typologies of donors’ investment by sector with their
expected, multi-sectoral outcomes, as framed by the SDGs. The report provides policy
makers and sectoral experts with some insights into the implications of the 2030 Agenda
for the sectoral strategies of development co-operation providers.