Environment and development

Aid to Environment at a Glance


>Aid in Support of Environment (May 2013, pdf, 1 MB)

These tables and charts (2010-2011) summarise statistics on aid focused on environment extended by each DAC member. Information shown includes the environment policy marker coverage, the top ten recipients, a sector breakdown of environment-focused aid, and data on aid focusing the Rio conventions on biodiversity, desertification and climate change.

Guidance for the interpretation of the charts: The first element to take into account when analysing the data for one country or when comparing data between countries is the COVERAGE RATIO, i.e. the proportion of aid which is screened. A high percentage of environment focused aid ALONE does not mean that aid is well aligned with the environment policy objective, such a conclusion would only be valid for a donor with 100% coverage. When comparing data between donors, both coverage ratio and the percent of aid focused on environment have to be considered. (A number of members do not screen contributions that are by nature likely to fall under the “not targeted” category, e.g. imputed student costs. Therefore, a high amount in the category “not screened” generally increases the percentage of environment focused aid significantly.)


The full definition of the aid to environment policy marker is available here.


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