The WP-STAT maintains and improves the quality, comparability, relevance, accessibility and user-friendliness of OECD DAC statistics on development co-operation and other resource flows to developing countries.
The Working Party:
Keeps under review and proposes improvements in the OECD DAC statistical system*.
Makes recommendations to the DAC about: ODA eligibility and measurement of development finance; guidelines and definitions for reporting; data comparability; the integrity of DAC statistics and the credibility of the ODA measure; the scope and use of DAC statistics.
Develops and tests measurement standards and methods and proposes, for decision by the DAC, significant amendments to the statistical Reporting Directives.
Makes technical adjustments to the directives with decisions taken on consensus of its members.
Encourages good statistical practice through the sharing of lessons among provider agencies in data collection, production, access and reporting.
Supplies the data necessary to measure the provision of resources in support of sustainable development and to monitor the performance against internationally established standards, objectives and targets for development co-operation.
*The OECD DAC Statistical System captures and reports in a transparent way on the totality of international official flows for development from DAC and non-DAC, bilateral and multilateral, providers, with emphasis on but not limited to official development assistance, and as well as an increasing share of flows from private sources.