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.