Statistical Sources and Methods

  • 18-April-2016


    Estonia's Official Development Assistance (ODA)

    In 2014, Estonia’s net ODA amounted to USD 38 million, representing an increase of 20% in real terms over 2013. The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI also rose, from 0.13% to 0.14%. Preliminary data show that ODA reached USD 33 million in 2015 (15% of GNI).

  • 12-April-2016


    Analyses and reports

    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.

  • 8-April-2016



    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.

  • 12-January-2016


    DAC and CRS code lists

    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.

  • 2-December-2015


    DAC Aid statistics data sets in OECD.Stat

    You can search, display and export DAC Aid Statistics directly in Aid related data sets can be found under Themes/Development.

  • 19-October-2015


    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.

    Related Documents
  • 23-September-2015


    Broader development finance from the United Arab Emirates

    To get a better overview of all its official support for development, the UAE has completed a pilot exercise with the OECD. This pilot will also contribute to the current discussion on what a broader measure of international development finance should look like. Such a measure should incentivise public financing in support of the SDGs and mobilise private resources for that purpose.

  • 20-July-2015


    Annex 2 List of ODA-eligible international organisations

    In reporting their ODA, donor countries refer to a List of ODA-eligible international organisations, including multilateral agencies, international NGOs, networks and PPPs.

  • 6-July-2015


    Colombia's Development Co-operation

    According to OECD estimates, Colombia’s development co-operation reached USD 36 million in 2013, compared to USD 27 million in 2012. In 2013, USD 28 million was channelled through multilateral organisations.

  • 6-July-2015


    Brazil's Development Co-operation

    Brazil is a South-South co-operation provider. Brazil’s 2010 development co-operation programme figures remain its most recent (published in IPEA and ABC, 2013); no new figures were published in 2014. These figures – at USD 923 million – include activities that are not or not entirely included as development co-operation in DAC statistics. The OECD estimates that of these, USD 500 million would meet the criteria for ODA

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