The detailed final aid figures for 2011 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 2012.
The final figures show that in 2011, net ODA was USD 134 billion, representing 0.31% of donors’ combined gross national income.
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 24 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.
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This data release includes detailed spending in 2011 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
- Additional information such as policy markers, interest rates, tying status etc.
In an effort to be open and further promote transparency, all of the data are made easily available, and a simplified table structure by sector has been introduced in OECD.Stat. The data are free of charge and can easily be downloaded in a number of formats. Visitors to the Aid Statistics web pages can access the data in a number of ways including:
The collection and publication of these comprehensive data aims to promote transparency, and help improve the design and effectiveness of global aid programmes.
The description of the DAC tables on stats.oecd.org has recently been revised with the aim of making them easier to understand. They can now also be found under Data Theme/Development.
Official Development Assistance (ODA). Money from governmental sources to developing countries for the purpose of promoting economic development and welfare in recipient countries which has a grant element of at least 25%. Gross ODA is the total outflow of ODA grants and loans. Net ODA is gross ODA minus loan repayments (not counting interest).
Other Official Flows (OOF). Transactions by the official sector to developing countries which do not meet the conditions for eligibility as Official Development Assistance, either because they are not primarily aimed at development, or because they have a grant element of less than 25 per cent.
Bilateral and Multilateral Aid. Donor countries typically fund programmes in two ways. 1. Direct funding of programmes in recipient countries. This is known as bilateral aid. 2. Contributing, alongside other donor countries, towards the funding of of agencies that work in the development sector such as many agencies of the United Nations as well as development banks. This is known as multilateral aid.
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