Statistical Reporting System OECD DAC Simon Scott Development Cooperation Directorate, OECD 28 October 2009 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

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  • Statistical Reporting System OECD DAC Simon Scott Development Cooperation Directorate, OECD 28 October 2009 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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  • What is the DAC? Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD. 22 Bilateral Donors, plus European Commission (EC). Objective: improve development assistance through coordination and collaboration with major stakeholders. Collect and synthesize data on aid and foreign assistance and deliver the data to the public. 2
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  • DAC Statistics Measure resources for development (not just aid) including; Official Development Assistance (ODA) Other Official Flows (OOF) Private Flows Net Private Grants DAC statistics are the only reliable source of both total and comparative data on aid performance 3
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  • Definition of ODA Flows Commitment: Firm undertaking to provide specified funds Disbursement: Actual payment or expenditure of funds Grant: Non-repayable Loan: Initial Loan plus Repayments. Only report repayments of loan principal, not interest Performance assessed on net disbursements Net disbursements = disbursements of grants + disbursements of loans - repayments of loan principal 4
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  • DAC Reporters Data are collected data from: All DAC Member Countries Non DAC Donors (voluntary) Multilateral Agencies (voluntary) Limited data on aid only (ODA) from non-DAC members. In the future, we hope to improve reporting from non- DACs, multilaterals and foundations. 5
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  • Collection Methods DAC Members DAC questionnaire aggregate level data Creditor Reporting System (CRS) activity level reports CRS++ Method Both systems based on instructions agreed by members detailed in Statistical Reporting Directives Reports supplied by members and other reporters 6
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  • Data Collection Timeline Advance Questionnaire (AQ) Data solicitation Jan/Feb each Year Reporting Deadline March 15th DAC Press Release - April (preliminary figures) Full DAC Questionnaire Data solicitation Jan/Feb each Year Reporting Deadline July 15th DAC Press Release - December 7
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  • Current DAC Members AustraliaFranceLuxembourgSweden AustriaGermanyNetherlandsSwitzerland BelgiumGreeceNew ZealandUnited Kingdom CanadaIrelandNorwayUnited States DenmarkItalyPortugalEuropean Commission (Multilateral) FinlandJapanSpain 8
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  • DAC Questionnaire The full DAC Questionnaire consists of the following 7 Tables: 1 Disbursements and Commitments of Official and Private Flows 2a Destination of Official Development Assistance Disbursements 2b Destination of Other Official Flows Disbursements 3a Destination of Official Development Assistance Commitments 4 Destination of Private Direct Investment and Other Private Capital 5 - Official Bilateral Commitments (or Gross Disb.) by Sector of Destination 7b Tying Status of Bilateral Official Development Assistance Commitments 9
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  • Creditor Reporting System CRS Form 1 reports on annual obligations, while CRS Form 2 reports on gross disbursements. Over 30+ variables per form including; Recipient Countries (possibility of grouping by continent or by income group) Donors (grouped into bilateral and multilateral) Sectors and Sub-Sectors Codes Activity/Project Titles and Descriptions Flows: Grants, Loans, ODA, OOF Channels of Delivery Policy Markers (gender equality, environment, PD/GG) RIO Markers (biodiversity, climate change, desertification) 10
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  • Reporting for Non-DAC Donors Abbreviated reporting form. Records disbursements of aid by recipient. Limited presentation of data in DCR; but supplemented by textual information: draft supplied by donor. Reporting is voluntary. Current reporters include all non-DAC OECD members (except Mexico), as well as Israel, Arab donors, Israel, Thailand and Baltic states. 11
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  • Current Non-DAC Reporters Bolded countries are the non-DAC OECD Members * Only textual information reported, no data Arab DonorsKorea, SouthRomania Czech RepublicMexico*Slovak Republic EstoniaLatviaSlovenia HungaryLiechtensteinThailand IcelandLithuaniaTaiwan IsraelPolandTurkey 12
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  • Collection Method Non DAC/Non OECD Members with annual ODA < USD 50 Million Abbreviated DAC Table 1 13
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  • Collection Method Non DAC, OECD Members and other donors with annual ODA > USD 50 Million Abbreviated DAC Table 2a 14
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  • Statistical Outputs Annual Development Co-operation Report (DCR) Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows Statistical analysis in Peer Reviews of DAC members aid programme CD-ROM and on-line access External uses, including World Bank publications, Millennium Development Goals and other UN documents, databases and publications 15 International Development Statistics Online
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  • Importance of Data Domestic and Foreign Policy/Diplomacy Fosters Accountability Improves Transparency Provides a Platform for Dialogue Recipient Countries Other Donors Alignment with International Standard Drives Future Policy Decisions 16
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  • Establishing a Database Collection of facts, both financial and descriptive. Living entity flexible, updatable, ever- expanding. Requires a lot of up-front work. ASSET. Tool for answering questions and provides the basis for in-dept analysis, and future policy implications. 17
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  • Data Collection Who will collect the data? What is the current mandate for data collection? Is this type of reporting mandated by law? Agreement between government and international organization? How is the message of importance conveyed? 18
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  • Further Information & Resources DAC Statistical Reporting Directives: Reporting Directives for the Creditor Reporting System (CRS): How to Report Debt Relief: Other Useful Links: 19


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