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Australian Engagement with Developing Countries: Official Sector Statistical Summary 2014-15

21 April 2016

Introduction to the summary

Australian aid

This report, 'Australian Engagement with Developing Countries Part 2: Official Sector Statistical Summary, 2014-15', 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 on where Australia's aid program was delivered, the type of aid delivered and Australia's engagement with 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 website:

Changes in this issue

In line with the Foreign Minister's speech at the Lowy Institute in June 2015 the statistical summary has been expanded to include all official assistance provided by Australia to developing countries. Data are now presented for official Development Assistance (ODA) and Other Official Flows (OOF). The inclusion of OOF complements ODA reporting.

The expanded reporting is consistent with an international agenda of reporting total support, including the Organisation for Economic Development Cooperation (OECD) Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD). Donors are working collectively with the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) to develop this new reporting framework.

This publication is complimented by 'Australian Engagement with Developing Countries Part 1: Bilateral Relationships at a Glance' which includes a series of fact sheets detailing Australian engagement with developing countries not limited to the official sector.

Concepts and definitions

The concepts and definitions used in 'Australian Engagement with Developing Countries Part 2: Official Sector Statistical Summary, 2014-15' are consistent with the OECD DAC's 'Statistical Reporting Directives'. Refer to Appendix 2: Concepts and Definitions for further details.

At present there is no international framework for the detailed reporting of OOF. The framework presented in this publication has been developed within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade incorporating (where known) aspects of TOSSD. The framework has been developed to track the emerging, different types of engagement including private sector leveraging; bilateral and strategic policy engagement; and peace and security.

Comparison with other donor countries

To facilitate comparison of development assistance between donor countries, Australia reports to the DAC, on a calendar year basis and converted to United States dollars (USD). This includes statistical information at the activity level, which can be accessed through the DAC website.

Statistics in 'Australian Engagement with Developing Countries Part 2: Official Sector Statistical Summary 2014-15' are stated in Australian dollars and reported on an Australian financial year basis. This may restrict, in some instances, a direct comparison between Australia's development cooperation and that of other donor countries.

A summary comparison of aid flows from individual OECD countries is provided in Table 22 and Table 23 of 'Australia's Official Development Assistance: Standard Time Series' data spreadsheets. Note: fluctuations in exchange rates between the Australian dollar (AUD) and United States dollar (USD) will impact on levels of Australian aid reported across different publications.

Statistical data relating to other donor countries' development assistance are sourced from the DAC, as at February 2016.

Historical data

ODA Estimates for periods prior to those shown in this publication are available from 'Australia's Official Development Assistance: Standard Time Series' data spreadsheets located on this page.

'Australia's Official Development Assistance: Standard Time Series' data spreadsheets enable users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse Australian aid data over time.

A detailed list of data items for ODA is included in 'Australia's International Development Assistance: Standard Products and User Guide' which is also available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. Included are explanations and definitions for each data item and how users can access the relevant data.






Last Updated: 21 April 2016

Category: Aid

Topic: Aid benchmarking and effectiveness

Australia's Official Development Assistance: Standard Time Series

The following tables include Australia’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) data over time and complements ODA reporting in the Statistical Summary above.

Table 1. Australian Official Development Assistance, Investment Priorities [Excel 116kb]

Table 2. Australian Aid Appropriated Official Development Assistance, Investment Priorities by Type of Partner [Excel 107kb]

Table 3. Other Government Departments' Official Development Assistance, Investment Priorities by Type of Partner [Excel 100kb]

Table 4. Australian Official Development Assistance, Region of Benefit by Investment Priorities [Excel 130kb]

Table 5. Australian Official Development Assistance, Current/Constant Prices and Proportion of Gross National Income Comparison [Excel 105kb]

Table 6. Australian Official Development Assistance, Partner Country [Excel 230kb]

Table 7. Australian Official Development Assistance, Country Income Group [Excel 100kb]

Table 8. Australian Economic Growth Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 161kb]

Table 9. Australian Aid for Trade Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 157kb]

Table 10. Australian Private Sector Development Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 158kb]

Table 11. Australian Research Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 151kb]

Table 12. Australian Environment Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 147kb]

Table 13. Australian Government and Civil Society Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 138kb]

Table 14. Australian Law and Justice Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 156kb]

Table 15. Australian Gender Equality Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 160kb]

Table 16. Australian Disability Inclusion Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 160kb]

Table 17. Australian Impairment Prevention Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 155kb]

Table 18. Australian Education Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 153kb]

Table 19. Long-term Australia Awards Scholarships Official Development Assistance, Field of Study by Region of Benefit, Number of Students by Sex [Excel 145kb]

Table 20. Australian Health Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 158kb]

Table 21. Australian Maternal and Child Health Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 161kb]

Table 22. Australian Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 241kb]

Table 23. Australian Humanitarian and Disaster Response Official Development Assistance, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 145kb]

Table 24. Australian Volunteers Program Official Development Assistance, Type of Volunteer by Partner Country, Number of Volunteers [Excel 124kb]

Table 25. Australian Food Aid, Commodity Type by Volume and Destination [Excel 232kb]

Table 26. Australian Official Development Assistance Through Multilateral and Regional Organisations [Excel 195kb]

Table 27. Australian Official Development Assistance Through Non-Government Organisations, Type of Assistance by Region of Benefit [Excel 160kb]

Table 28. Other Government Departments' Official Development Assistance, Region of Benefit [Excel 289kb]

Table 29. Comparative Aid Performance With Other Development Assistance Committee Members: Official Development Assistance [Excel 152kb]

Table 30. Total Net Flows from Development Assistance Committee Members to Developing Countries [Excel 105kb]

Table 31. Australian Official Development Assistance, Development Assistance Committee Sector [Excel 131kb]