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The International Development Statistics databases cover bilateral, multilateral and private donors’ aid (ODA) and other resource flows to developing countries in: 1. The DAC annual aggregates database, which provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows; 2. The Creditor Reporting System (CRS), which provides detailed information on individual aid activities, such as sectors.
These charts (2010-2011) show for each of the following DAC Members and Total DAC : Net ODA (including 2012 preliminary data), Breakdown of bilateral ODA by income group and by region, Top ten recipients of bilateral ODA, and Bilateral ODA by sector.
The DAC defines aid to Energy generation and supply as including energy sector policy, planning and programmes, and aid to power generation of both renewable and non-renewable sources.
The DAC defines aid to education as including education policy and administrative management, education facilities and training, teacher training and educational research, basic education, secondary education and post-secondary education.
Data on DAC members’ aid targeting gender equality and women’s empowerment are compiled with the help of the gender equality marker in the Creditor Reporting System (CRS).
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) collects aid flows at activity level based on a standard methodology and agreed definitions. Aid to Health is covered by two main sectors; 1.Aid to Health - General and Basic Health, and, 2. Population Policies/Programmes and Reproductive Health - includes HIV/AIDS.
Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011. The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on aid to poor countries. There is also a noticeable shift in aid away from the poorest countries and towards middle-income countries. A moderate recovery in aid levels is expected in 2013.
The Development Assistance Committee Statistical Reporting Directives are designed to help statistical correspondents complete the DAC Questionnaire.
These guidelines provide reporters with general principles and examples for reporting CRS/DAC in converged format CRS++ format. The format is available in Excel.