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Indicator 10.b.1 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)

Net total Official Development Assistance (ODA)

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Source: Department for International Development (DfID)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: GBP (£000s)

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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)

Definitions

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. Official development assistance (ODA) - The 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) (<ahref=”http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/officialdevelopmentassistancedefinitionandcoverage.htm”> ODA definition coverage</a>). Other official flows (OOF) - Other official flows (excluding officially supported export credits) are defined as transactions by the official sector which do not meet the conditions for eligibility as ODA, either because they are not primarily aimed at development, or because they are not sufficiently concessional (<ahref=”http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/documentupload/DCDDAC(2016)3FINAL.pdf”> DAC </a> - Para 24). Bilateral Aid - Bilateral aid covers all aid provided by donor countries when the recipient country, sector or project is known. Bilateral aid also includes aid that is channelled through a multilateral organisation where the government department determines the country, sector or theme that the funds will be spent on. Multilateral Aid - This is aid delivered in the form of core contributions to organisations on the DAC List of Multilateral Organisations. Purpose Codes - The DAC (Development Assistance Committee) Secretariat maintains various code 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 sector classification codes used can be found on the OECD website.

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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 (ODA)/Tier II (FDI)

UN custodian agency

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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Organisation

Department for International Development (DfID)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1970

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

05/04/2018

Next release

TBA

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

enquiry@dfid.gov.uk

Other information

The following data can be found in the Statistics on International Development - Final UK Aid Spend 2017 publication - Table C1. UK Net ODA 1970-2017 (£ millions) and Data underlying the SID tables.