Net total Official Development Assistance (ODA)


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Source: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: GBP (£000s)

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Indicator available

Net total Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Indicator description

The net total of Official Development Assistance from the United Kingdom around the world, by recipient country

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

GBP (£000s)


Official development assistance (ODA) - The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) defines ODA as “those flows to countries and territories on the DAC List of ODA Recipients and to multilateral institutions which are i) provided by official agencies, including state and local governments, or by their executive agencies; and ii) each transaction is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective; and is concessional in character and conveys a grant element of at least 25 per cent (calculated at a rate of discount of 10 per cent) (ODA definition and coverage).

Development Assistance Committee (DAC) - A unique international forum of many of the largest funders of aid, including 30 DAC Members. The World Bank, IMF and UNDP participate as observers.

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Other information

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 25 July 2022
Metadata last updated 25 July 2022

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Total resource flows for development, by recipient and donor countries and type of flow (e.g. official development assistance, foreign direct investment and other flows)

Target name

Encourage official development assistance and financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular least developed countries, African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 29 September 2021
Next release


Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

Other information

The following data can be found in the Statistics on International Development - Final UK Aid Spend 2020 publication - Table C1. UK Net ODA 1970-2020 (£ millions) and Data underlying the SID tables (‘Additional tables - Statistics on International Development final UK aid spend 2020).

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