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Australia's International Development Assistance: Official Sector Statistical Summary 2016-17

3 May 2018

Australian aid

This report, Australia's International Development Assistance: Official Sector Statistical Summary, 2016-17, presents statistical details of Australia's development cooperation with partner countries, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, civil society organisations and the private sector. It provides a range of information at the aggregate level of where Australia's aid program was delivered and the type of aid delivered.

The current release presents all Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by Australia to developing countries.

This report complements other reporting of the Australian aid program. Users may wish to refer to the following publications which can be downloaded from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website:

Changes in this issue

Changes in this issue from the previous version include:

  • A family planning table compiled using the agreed Family Planning 2012 Summit methodology. Donors use this method internationally for comparability.
  • The inclusion of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Sector Groups table.
  • A return to reporting only Australia's ODA.  
  • Other Official Flows (OOF) data are no longer reported in the Statistical Summary but are available on the DFAT website.

Concepts and definitions

The ODA concepts and definitions used in Australia's International Development Assistance: Official Sector Statistical Summary, 2016-17 are consistent with the OECD DAC's Statistical Reporting Directives. Refer to Appendix 2: Concepts and Definitions for further details.

Comparability with other donor countries

To facilitate comparability between donor countries, Australia annually reports its development assistance:
  • To the OECD DAC.
  • Converted to United States dollars (USD) and on a calendar year basis.
  • Statistical information at the investment level.

This information can be accessed through the DAC website.

Statistics in this publication are stated in Australian dollars and reported on an Australian financial year basis, unless otherwise specified. This may restrict, in some instances, a direct comparison between Australia's development cooperation and that of other donor countries.

Historical ODA data

ODA estimates for periods prior to those shown in this publication are available from the Time Series spreadsheets located on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

The Time Series spreadsheets enable users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse Australian aid data over time.

Further information

For further information users can reference Australia's Support for Developing Countries - User Guide. This includes explanations and definitions for data items, how users can access the relevant data and is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.



Last Updated: 3 May 2018