Guide to OECD International Development Statistics

INTRODUCTION

Updated annually, and published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the International Development (Debt and Aid) Statistics provide up-to-date comparative statistics and information on international development from 1975 onwards. These include comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to more than 200 recipients. The data show each country's intake of official development assistance and well as other official and private funds from members of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, multilateral agencies and other key donors.

Main topics

The data are presented in the following tables:

Creditor Reporting System

The CRS Aid Activity database provides a set of readily available basic data that enables analysis on where aid goes, what purposes it serves and what policies it aims to implement, on a comparable basis for all DAC members. Data are collected on individual projects and programmes. Focus is on financial data but some descriptive information is also made available.

Geographical distribution of financial flows

This dataset provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to more than 200 recipients. The data show each country's intake of official development assistance and well as other official and private funds from members of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, multilateral agencies and other key donors.

Detailed aid statistics

The detailed aid statistics provide comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of foreign aid and other resource flows from donor countries to recipient countries.

Gender, Institutions and Development

The Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base presents comparative data on gender equality. It has been compiled from secondary sources such as Gender Stats and the Human Development Report as well as from in-depth reviews of country case studies. The data are divided into six categories: (i) general country information, (ii) social institutions, (iii) access to resources, (iv) political empowerment, (v) economic status of women, and (vi) composite indicators of gender equality.

Access OECD data

Access to the OECD International Development Statistics via UKDS.Stat is freely available to all.

Effective July 15th 2015, the UK Data Service made access to OECD online statistics databases free to all users. Please refer to the OECD’s Terms and Conditions, I including information on ‘What can you do with OECD published content (data, text and multimedia products).

User RESOURCES

Metadata is provided within the UKDS.Stat interface, and the OECD provides the following useful resources:

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