Users can run a text search on the entire CRS database from QWIDS. This powerful feature searches within all project descriptions. Open QWIDS and click on the icon "See All Datasets" (opens a new window). Then, under the Aid Activity Database (CRS), use the free text search box to enter your search term(s).
From the See All Datasets window, you will also have the option to view or download the entire DAC and CRS datasets (see "Bulk downloads" note below).
Please note the search results are dependent on the quality of the descriptive information provided by donors.
All amounts are expressed in USD millions in either constant or current prices. Constant prices (deflated amounts) include adjustments to allow for inflation rate changes in donor countries as well as changes in exchange rates between the donor currency and the US dollar over the same period. Constant prices are recommended for time series analysis.
Users can download entire datasets. Open your required dataset in OECD.Stat then mouse over the Export button and click on Related files.
All .txt files can be opened in the Excel 2007 or later (use a vertical bar | as delimiter and ‘none’ as text qualifier) or any other software (for example Access, STATA, etc.) that allow more than 65,000 rows.
 Note about the Aid Activities (CRS) database:
recipient countries (possibility of grouping by continent or by income group);
donors (grouped into bilateral and multilateral);
sectors and sub-sectors;
annual commitments / disbursements;
flows: grants, loans, ODA, OOF;
channels of delivery;
type of aid.
The CRS dataset allows users to view and export the detailed list of transactions behind each amount (click on magnifying-glass icon). Please note that display is limited to the first 1000 activities (this is not the case when using QWIDS).
It is also possible to download the CRS database by year (see Bulk downloads above). For CRS data, this is the only way to obtain data for commitments prior to 1995 and for disbursements prior to 2002.
The bulk files enable data users to carry out multi-faceted analysis by filtering different categories such as donor, recipient, purpose and channel. A text search on the project descriptions provides the data users with further information on the relevant activities, although text search results would be dependent on the quality of the descriptive information provided by donors.
For additional information, see the DAC and CRS technical users guides.