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Statistical Sources and Methods
Our technical library for producing accurate, reliable and transparent aid statistics. DAC statistical data collection is based on a standard methodology and agreed definitions, ensuring comparability of data across donors and recipients.
The DAC Secretariat maintains various codes lists which are used by donors to report on their aid flows to the DAC databases. In addition, these codes are used to classify information in the DAC databases.
From numbers to meaning – what stories do the data tell us? Access our major reports covering global aid and development flows plus major in-depth studies by sector, type of aid and recipient groups.
English, PDF, 505kb
Summary charts tables covering aid (ODA) to the Agriculture and Rural Development sector focusing on main donors and recipients with detail covering 2006-7, 2008-9 and 2010-11 with a time series from 1975 to 2011.
English, PDF, 423kb
Addendum 3 to the DAC Converged Statistical Reporting Directives
English, PDF, 372kb
A guide to the application of codes for type of aid for completing the DAC Converged statistical report in FAQ format, June 2013.
Information note on the procedure for proposals for changes to the List of ODA-eligible international organisations
Note on the treatment of loan concessionality in DAC statistics (valid as of October 2013 database update)
Albanian, Excel, 562kb
Guarantees for development: options for data collection (WP-STAT Oct 2013)
You can search, display and export DAC Aid Statistics directly in stats.oecd.org. Aid related data sets can be found under Themes/Development.