OECD 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 OECD DAC measures and monitors development finance targeting climate change objectives using two Rio markers: Climate Change Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation.
Official Development Assistance (ODA) has played a major part in supporting the costs of the immediate response to the refugee crisis. There is a need to continue to monitor these increasing in-donor costs, to ensure that the credibility of ODA is not called into question.
Official development assistance (ODA) is defined by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) as government aid that promotes and specifically targets the economic development and welfare of developing countries. The DAC adopted ODA as the “gold standard” of foreign aid in 1969 and it remains the main source of financing for development aid.
Development assistance committee (DAC) members can count all direct support to ODA recipient countries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and invest in recovery as official assistance.
The OECD has developed an international standard for measuring the volume of private finance mobilised towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Official development assistance (ODA) to migration projects relates mainly to support given to developing countries. One key element for a programme to be ODA-eligible is to aim primarily to promote development in the recipient country, rather than to address domestic concerns in donor countries.
Frequently asked questions: the modernisation of official development assistance (ODA)
The DAC List of ODA Recipients shows all countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance (ODA).
The DAC List of ODA Recipients is designed for statistical purposes. It helps to measure and classify aid and other resource flows originating in donor countries.