Statistical Sources and Methods


30-April-2011

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Measuring Aid: 50 years of DAC Statistics – 1961-2011

This booklet celebrates 50 years of the OECD’s statistics on aid and other flows to developing countries. Compiled under the guidance of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), these statistics are the basis of practically all international comparisons of aid volume. They are relied on by governments, NGOs, the media, researchers and students as a key source of information on the volume and quality of aid.

14-December-2010

English

Official development assistance – definition and coverage

The DAC has measured resource flows to developing countries since 1961. Special attention has been given to the official and concessional part of this flow, defined as “official development assistance” (ODA). The DAC first defined ODA in 1969, and tightened the definition in 1972. ODA is the key measure used in practically all aid targets and assessments of aid performance.

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23-March-2010

English

OECD's methodology for calculating sectoral imputed multilateral aid

OECD methodology for calculating imputed multilateral ODA focusing on a sectoral allocation of resources.

3-December-2009

English, , 58kb

Definition of the Rio Marker on Climate Change (Mitigation)

In light of the UN Climate change conference in Copenhagen the OECD has prepared a brief analysis of aid in support of greenhouse gas mitigation in developing countries.

30-November-2008

English, , 193kb

DAC sector classification: rules on the frequency of updates to purpose codes

This note presents rules on the frequency of updates to purpose codes as agreed by the DAC Working Party on Statistics (WP-STAT) at its meeting on 12-13 June 2008. Their objective is to maintain a minimum stability in the statistical series on aid by sector (too frequent changes obstruct analyses) and ensure the comparability of members’ reporting (lost if all members do not implement the changes at the same time). Another objective

3-November-2008

English, , 879kb

Is it Official Development Assistance (ODA)?

This note helps donors to decide whether a particular expenditure qualifies as official development assistance (ODA). It supplements the DAC Statistical Reporting Directives.

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3-October-2008

English, Excel, 102kb

Calculation of the grant element of aid loans (xls calculator)

The grant element reflects the financial terms of a transaction: interest rate, maturity and grace period. Only loans with a grant element above 25% qualify as ODA/OA. The attached document includes the grant element formula and examples.

11-July-2008

English

Information Note on the DAC Deflators

The DAC deflators adjust for both price and exchange rate changes, so that all flows, from all donors, in all years, are expressed in terms of a readily understood fixed unit of measurement - the purchasing power of a US dollar in a recent year, referred to as the base year.

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14-August-2006

Spanish, , 135kb

Base de datos en linea VIH/Sida: Guía del usuario

HIV/AIDS online database user's guide

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9-March-2006

English, , 133kb

User's Guide to the HIV/AIDS Aid Activities online database

This user's guide to the HIV/AIDS Aid Activities online database provides you with information on the origin of the data as well as instructions on how to use this database.

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