Final ODA data for 2017 – persistent trends raise concerns


In October 2018 Development Initiatives (DI) launched the third Investments to End Poverty report, which highlighted a number of challenges with the way that resources are currently allocated across developing countries. Chief among these is the fact that the places and people most at risk of being left behind have access to the fewest resources, […]

Aid spending by Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors in 2016


Key findings Total net ODA from DAC donors in 2016 was US$142.62 billion (US$143.33 billion in constant 2015 prices), up 8.9% on 2015 figures.[1] Both total ODA and ODA net of refugee-hosting costs increased. Total ODA net of refugee-hosting costs reached US$127.21 billion in 2016 (US$127.89 billion in constant 2015 prices), an increase of 7.1% […]

The United Arab Emirates reports to the DAC: one step closer to better aid information?


This year’s Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) data release shows some interesting new aid information. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has for the first time reported separately to the database whereas previously it reported collectively as ‘Arab donors’ along with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The UAE’s reporting to the […]