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.
Gross Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the water and sanitation sectors
The amount of water and sanitation-related Official Development Assistance (ODA) is a quantifiable measurement as a proxy for “international cooperation and capacity development support” in financial terms. It is essential to be able to assess ODA in proportion with how much of it is included in the government budget to gain a better understanding of whether donors are aligned with national governments while highlighting total water and sanitation ODA disbursements to developing countries over time.
|Unit of measurement
GBP (£ thousands), constant USD in 2020 prices ($ 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
Unspecified - 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.
Recipient country income classification
The gross disbursements bilateral ODA obtained from the UK Statistics on International Development (SID) are summed around appropriate aid description Sector Purpose codes (CRS codes). The variable used for the sums is 'AmountExtended'. The codes correspond to "BroadSectorCode" = 140 for the water supply and sanitation sector and CRS code 31140 for agricultural water resources. The gross ODA (amount extended) across these codes is summed for the headline UK data. These sums are broken down into the different country income classifications outlined in the definitions. The CRS code field and other relevant disaggregations are available from the Data Underlying SID spreadsheets linked in Source 1.
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
|29 March 2023
|Metadata last updated
|29 March 2023