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Indicator 17.2.1 Net official development assistance, total and to least developed countries, as a proportion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee donors’ gross national income (GNI)

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Source: Department for International Development (DFID)

Geographical Area: UK

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

UK

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

Official Development Assistance (also known as Aid) is defined as resource flows to developing countries and multilateral organisations, which are provided by official agencies (e.g. the UK Government) or their executive agencies, where each transaction meets the following tests - it is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective; or, it is concessional, including grants and soft loans (Conveys a grant element of at least 25% calculated with a discount rate of 10%).

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Calculations

Least Developed Countries ODA:GNI has been calculated using Bilateral and Imputed Multilateral Shares ODA.

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

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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

Net official development assistance, total and to least developed countries, as a proportion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee donors’ gross national income (GNI)

Target name

Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national income for official development assistance (ODA/GNI) to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

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

29/11/2018

Next release
Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

statistics@dfid.gov.uk

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