The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) collects aid flow data at activity level based on a standard methodology and agreed definitions. Aid to agriculture includes Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Rural Development.
The following tables and charts (2010-2011) summarize statistics on the environmental focus of aid extended by each DAC member. Information shown includes the environment marker coverage, the top ten recipients and a sector breakdown of environment focused aid.
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.
DAC statistics are the definitive source of comparable data on aid and other resource flows to developing countries. They are a core component of quantitative and qualitative analyses produced by the DAC Secretariat.
Presentation of the basic concepts of the Aid Activity database, advice on statistical methods and terminology, practical guidance for data search – the User’s Guide explains what data are available and what they can be used for.
This User's Guide provides an introduction to DAC Statistics, a section on where to find the information you are looking for, a description of the datasets, and an example on how to run a query.
Major donors’ aid to developing countries fell by nearly 3% in 2011, breaking a long trend of annual increases. Disregarding years of exceptional debt relief, this was the first drop since 1997.
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This note is produced in the framework of the OECD Horizontal Programme on Water (www.oecd.org/water). It presents data on external finance for water supply and sanitation in developing countries.
Noted actors in development share their views on what progress has been made from the past 50 years, the remaining challenges and the way toward a more efficient future in development.