The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) publishes statistics and reports on aid and other resource flows to developing countries, based principally on reporting by DAC Members, multilateral organisations and other donors. Preliminary 2012 ODA figures have been released on 3 April 2013.
The data are collected via two reporting systems:
The DAC aggregates on aid, other official flows and private flows, including a breakdown on type of aid extended, geographical distribution, sectoral breakdown and tying status of aid.
The Creditor Reporting System (CRS) aid activity database, which contains detailed quantitative and descriptive data on individual aid projects and programmes. CRS data are used to analyse the sectoral and geographical breakdown of aid for selected years and donors, to examine aid that promotes specific policy objectives (gender equality, environmental sustainability, untying, aid for trade) and to monitor donors’ compliance with various international recommendations in the field of development co-operation.
The annual DAC Survey on Forward Spending Plans collects information on bilateral and multilateral aid providers' programming for the next 3-5 years. The main results are presented in the annual outlook on aid. In addition to the collection of donor’s forward programming, historical data series of Country Programmable Aid (CPA) are derived on the basis of the standard DAC-CRS statistics.
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See also data included in the sectoral analysis and thematic studies.
See also list of documents available under Publications&Documents / Statistics, data and Indicators.
OECD DAC Statistics, a brief introduction
Analyses of Aid
A Common Standard for Aid Information