Statistics on aid
The latest OECD statistics show how much aid donor country governments are giving, and to whom. How much goes to the poorest countries? How much goes to multilateral organisations like the United Nations? Which sectors get the most aid: economic infrastructure or social programmes? These statistics show that in 2006, OECD DAC members - the world's largest donors - disbursed USD 104.4 billion.
About the Statistical Annex and analysis
The statistical annex of the Development Co-operation Report brings together the latest data on member countries' aid budgets, providing detailed tables, graphs and charts on how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) each country is providing, which countries and regions of the world are receiving aid, and whether they receive it in the form of grants or loans, through budget support, project aid or in other ways. The data provide valuable information on which sectors receive assistance (social, economic, emergency, agriculture and industry), how much ODA is provided as debt relief and emergency aid, and what multilaterals like the United Nations and the World Bank receive from OECD member countries.
This statistical annex draws mainly on OECD databases compiled from information provided by OECD member governments, and uses indicators and methodology developed by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). The report incorporates data submitted up to November 2007. All data refer to calendar years, unless otherwise stated, and reflect the DAC list of Aid Recipients as of 1 January 2006. (For a complete list of countries, please refer to www.oecd.org/dac/stats/daclist.)
The statistical annex is a widely used reference for benchmarking the amount and the activities of OECD member countries' ODA, and is available on-line for the third year running. The on-line version of the Report includes an easy-to-follow analysis of the annex, with graphs, charts and bullet points.
More detailed information on the source and destination of aid and resource flows is contained in the statistical report Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Aid Recipients 2002-2006 and the CD-ROM International Development Statistics.
For more information on DAC statistics, please refer to our website www.oecd.org/dac/stats and see Statistics. For charts showing Aid at a Glance click on either Donor Aid Charts or Recipient Aid Charts in the Don't Miss box.
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