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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.
An introduction to aid (Official Development Assistance - ODA) giving a definition of ODA, show how it fits with other forms of finance for development plus interactive charts showing donors and recipients plus the history of ODA targets and long term trends.
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.
The International Development Statistics databases cover bilateral, multilateral and private donors’ aid (ODA) and other resource flows to developing countries in: 1. The DAC annual aggregates database, which provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows; 2. The Creditor Reporting System (CRS), which provides detailed information on individual aid activities, such as sectors.
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.
All about numbers – who spends what, where? See our latest data in a range of easy to view formats from high level overviews to country and sector specific data. You can also download a wide range of data (xls) and link through to our databases and aid statistics websites of major donors.
This publication provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to around 150 developing countries.
English, Excel, 120kb
In reporting their ODA, donor countries refer to a List of ODA-eligible international organisations, including multilateral agencies, international NGOs, networks and PPPs. Core budget (unearmarked) contributions to these organisations may be reported as ODA in whole or in part
All about Aid statistics FAQ
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.