The detailed final aid figures for 2012 are now available on the OECD Aid Statistics web site. The new data add significant detail to preliminary Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics that were released in April 2013.
The final figures show that in 2012, net ODA was USD 127 billion, representing 0.29% of DAC donors’ combined gross national income.
In 2013 the Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland and the Slovak Republic joined the DAC. Their figures are included in the DAC total for this release. Slovenia also joined the DAC in December 2013 as the final data for 2012 was being compiled. As such, it was not included in this DAC total for this update but will be from the next update (preliminary ODA for 2013) in April 2014.
This data release includes detailed spending in 2012 on:
- Aid (ODA) and other resource flows (other official and private flows) by donor and recipient countries;
- Aid (ODA) by region and sector (such as education and health);
- Information at a project level; and,
- Additional information such as policy markers, interest rates, tying status etc.
See the data
The data are free of charge and can accessed in a number of formats. We are proud to announce a new data visualisation tool. The easiest way to access the data is to use this data visualisation tool. Simply select a tab for donor, recipient or sector then a country or sector to see the top five entries for the remaining two characteristics. Expand to see all, mouse over the bars to see a summary and click through to see details of individual projects.
The new data is also available through the following:
The richness, comprehensiveness and scope of coverage make the OECD’s Aid Statistics data unique. They cover ODA and other aid and development related official and private flows from the 29 Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members, multilateral agencies, regional development banks, a large number of non-DAC countries and flows from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The OECD estimates that it captures 95% of global ODA spending.
The collection and publication of these comprehensive data aims to promote transparency, and help improve the design and effectiveness of global aid programmes.
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