The World Bank Group and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) have partnered to make global data on aid funding more easily accessible.  Aidflows offers new transparency about the flow of development funds from countries providing aid resources (donors) to countries receiving these funds (beneficiaries).  This initiative is part of ongoing efforts to enhance the open access to data and information on development aid.

Aidflows provides information about the volume and structure of aid funding made available by donor countries.  It also offers this information for each beneficiary country receiving the aid funds.  Aidflows data are supplied from a global perspective as seen by the OECD, as well from a World Bank perspective, focusing on financing provided by the different entities of the World Bank Group, including donor-supported Trust Funds.  In addition, aidflows provides a summary of key financial and development indicators for each donor and beneficiary country.

In the “Donor” view, aidflows provides information about the volume and structure of aid funding made available by donor countries.  The data in the “Donor” view are intended to provide governments, parliaments, civil society as well as the public in donor countries with information about the aid funding that is being provided by a given donor nation.

Aidflows shows details on the total aid funding which OECD member countries supply globally, both through their own bilateral and through multilateral delivery channels.  The information offered includes data on contributions as a percentage of a donor country’s Gross National Income.  Aid data for each donor country are also broken into the granting of debt relief and other uses of development aid.

Under the “World Bank” section of the “Donor” view, aidflows displays data on donor contributions to the different development funding vehicles of the World Bank, including the International Development Association (IDA) as well as major donor-supported Trust Funds and Financial Intermediary Funds managed by the World Bank.

In the “Beneficiary” view, aidflows offers information about the volume and structure of aid funding that is being received by developing countries.  The data in the “Beneficiary” view are intended to inform governments, parliaments, civil society and the public in developing countries about the aid funding that is being received at the country level.

Under the “OECD” section of the “Beneficiary” view, aidflows shows details on the total aid funding which beneficiaries are receiving from the OECD member countries globally.  Global development aid is also broken down by type of financing, such as loans, grants, guarantees as well as debt relief.  Moreover, there is a listing of the major OECD donors and multilateral sources providing funding to a given beneficiary country, complemented by break-down of development aid received by economic sector in the beneficiary country.

Aidflows also offers detailed information about the funding received by beneficiary countries from the different entities of the World Bank Group.  The intention is to provide a concise summary of the World Bank’s funding commitments and disbursements in a given developing country.  An important focus is being placed on the development resources made available by the World Bank to the poorest countries, in the form of grants and interest-free loans.

Under the “World Bank” section of the “Beneficiary” view, users will find data on the annual level of commitments and disbursements coming from the World Bank; the volume of already approved World Bank funding pending request for disbursement by recipients; details about the soft-loans and grants provided by the International Development Association (IDA), the World’s Bank fund for the poorest; and a variety of data points about the volume and structure of grant funding coming from donor-supported Trust Funds, which are implemented by recipient countries and are administered by the World Bank.  This data are complemented by details about the economic sectors in the beneficiary country that are receiving World Bank funding in a given year, from both IDA and Trust Funds.

 

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