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 to medical research and basic health sectors
|Unit of measurement||
GBP (£ thousands) and Constant USD ($ thousands)
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 as its main objective 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
Sector Purpose Codes (CRS codes) - the DAC 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. This indicator is based on ODA flows grouped under CRS code 12182 (medical research) and all codes in the 122 series (basic health). The sector classification codes can be found on the OECD website.
Recipient country income classification and aid description codes
The bilateral ODA data underlying the United Kingdom Statistics on International Development (SID) was summed around appropriate aid description CRS codes and recipient country income classification. The codes used to measure net ODA to the medical research and basic health sectors were those that sit under the specific CRS code 12182 and Broad Sector Code 122 (which corresponds to all CRS codes in the 122 series). The constant USD conversion was done using methodology specified by the OECD. The GBP values were converted with the USD exchange rate for the respective year, and then a deflator with base year 2020 was applied to transform the current USD values to constant 2020 USD values (see Source 2).
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||14 March 2023|
|Metadata last updated||17 March 2023|