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.
Net Official Development Assistance (ODA) flows to developing countries in GBP and 2020 USD value.
The sum of all ODA flows that the UK provides to developing countries, disaggregated by recipient country income group. The UN specifications for this indicator requires the total sum of ODA and Other Official Flows (OOF), but the data displayed here only reflects ODA disbursements.
|Unit of measurement||
GBP, USD at average 2020 rate
Official Development Assistance (ODA) - resource flows to developing countries and multilateral organisations provided by official agencies (e.g. the UK Government) or their executive agencies. Each transaction is administered for the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries and is concessional in character. More information on ODA can be found on the OECD website. ODA recipients are broken down in groups according to their Gross National Income (GNI) per capita.
Country income classification - the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of countries eligible to receive ODA is based on Gross National Income per capita as published by the World Bank. All low and middle income countries are included, with the exception of G8 members, EU members, and countries with a firm date for entry into the EU. The list also includes all Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as defined by the United Nations (UN).
LDCs - Least Developed Countries
LMICs - Lower-Middle Income Countries
UMICs - Upper Middle Income Countries
Other LICs - Other Low Income Countries
Undefined - ODA that cannot be allocated to a single country
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.
Net ODA flows are summed together for the respective year, and disaggregated by country income group (see Source 1). The dollar value is calculated based on average annual exchange rate for 2020 as specified by the Average Sterling exchange rate - US Dollar (see Source 2)
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||03 December 2021|
|Metadata last updated||03 December 2021|