Statistical Sources and Methods


  • 16-March-2015

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    OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment - 4th Edition

    This edition provides operational guidelines on how foreign direct investment (FDI) activity should be measured and sets the world standard for direct collecting investment statistics.

  • 9-March-2015

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    Methodology

    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.

  • 25-February-2015

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    Mobilisation effect of public development finance

    The development community has shown wide interest in better understanding the mobilisation effect of public development finance. Two Surveys were launched by the DAC Secretariat in 2013 and 2014, with the objective of exploring the feasibility of measuring in the DAC system the amounts mobilised by public development finance.

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  • 25-February-2015

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    Non-ODA flows to developing countries: Innovative financing for development

    Innovative financing for development refers to initiatives that aim to raise new funds for development, or optimise the use of traditional funding sources. They aim to narrow the gap between the resources needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, and the resources actually available.

  • 25-February-2015

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    Development Finance Institutions and private sector development

    National and international development finance institutions (DFIs) are specialised development banks or subsidiaries set up to support private sector development in developing countries. They are usually majority owned by national governments and source their capital from national or international development funds or benefit from government guarantees.

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  • 24-February-2015

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    Non-ODA flows to developing countries: Remittances

    In the context of the current global financial crisis, remittances represent an important source of finance for many developing countries, especially as they tend to rise during downturns in the receiving economy – unlike capital flows such as foreign direct investment, which tend to fall.

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  • 24-February-2015

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    Non-ODA flows to developing countries: Export credits

    In parallel with ODA, export credits extended by official-export credit agencies also help finance large-scale projects in key sectors such as infrastructure, especially when they are perceived as economically viable.

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  • 24-February-2015

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    Non-ODA flows to developing countries: Private philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations play an important role in sustainable development – not only in mobilising financial resources, but also as development actors in their own right. Philanthropy is often thought of as “the rich giving to the poor”, but a different way of looking at it is society investing in its future.

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  • 12-February-2015

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    DAC List of ODA Recipients

    The DAC List of ODA Recipients: An information note on the revision of the DAC List.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Qatar's Development Co-operation

    The OECD estimates that Qatar’s development co-operation amounted to USD 1.3 billion in 2013 compared to 544 million in 2012 and USD 734 million in 2011. Qatar channelled 1% of its development co-operation through multilateral institutions, mainly through the United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank.

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