Development finance statistics

Analyses and reports


From numbers to meaning – what stories do the data tell us? This page guides you to analysis and commentary on aid trends, sector and aid issues.

Main publications


Development Co-operation Report 2015

The Development Co-operation Report (DCR) is a yearly report by the Chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) that addresses important challenges for the international development community and provides practical guidance and recommendations on how to tackle them.


Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Developing Countries - 2016 Edition

This publication provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to around 150 developing countries.


Data releases

  Development aid rises again in 2015, spending on refugees doubles
(13 April 2016 news release)
  Detailed final 2014 aid figures released by OECD/DAC
(22 Dec. 2015 data release)
  Development aid stable in 2014 but flows to poorest countries still falling 
(8 April 2015 news release)
  All news releases
(back to 2001)

Sectoral analyses


Data is recorded by sector such as health, education, etc.

Here you can access reports by sector and cross-cutting themes.

  Agriculture & Rural Development   Global and Local Environmental Objectives  
   Climate-related development finance Health
Education Development finance statistics
Energy  Water supply & Sanitation
 Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment  

Use QWIDS to search all sectoral data

Other topics, studies and reports


Other topics and reports, dealing with analyses of overarching themes and trends in aid and development