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Australian aid data

 

Introduction to the summary

Australian aid

The fundamental purpose of Australian aid is to help people overcome poverty. We focus our efforts in areas where Australia can make a difference and where our resources can most effectively and efficiently be deployed.

The aid program advances our national interests through promoting stability and prosperity both in our region and beyond.

The aid program is guided by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the internationally agreed targets for poverty reduction and human development.

This report, Australia’s International Development Assistance: Statistical Summary, 2011-12, 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 and the type of aid delivered.

This report complements other reporting of the Australian aid program. The compilation methodology aligns Australia’s International Aid Program: Statistical Summary with the Annual Ministerial Statement on the Aid Budget, the AusAID Annual Report and the Annual Review of Aid Effectiveness.

Users may wish to refer to the following publications which can be downloaded from the AusAID website:

Changes in this issue

Australia’s International Development Assistance: Statistical Summary, 2011-12 introduces a range of new tables to meet the varied information requirements of the broader Australian community.

The new format aligns with the strategic priorities set out in the Comprehensive Aid Policy Framework.

Australia’s aid program is focused on advancing five strategic goals:

  • saving lives
  • promoting opportunities for all
  • sustainable economic development
  • effective governance
  • humanitarian and disaster response.

Changes in compilation methodology1 align Australia’s International Development Assistance: Statistical Summary, 2011–12 with other AusAID releases.

Concepts and definitions

The concepts and definitions used in Australia’s International Development Assistance: Statistical Summary, 2011–12 are consistent with the Statistical Reporting Directives of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic and Development Cooperation (OECD). Refer to Appendix 2: Concepts and Definitions for further details.

Comparability with other donor countries

To facilitate comparability between donor countries, Australia reports annually its development assistance to the DAC, converted to United States dollars (USD) and on a calendar year basis. This includes statistical information at the activity level, which can be accessed through the DAC’s web site. Note: fluctuations in exchange rates between the Australian dollar (AUD) and United State dollar (USD) will impact on levels of Australian aid reported across different publications.

A summary comparison of aid flows from individual OECD countries is provided in Table 26 and Table 272. See Appendix 6 for exchange rates.

Statistical data on other donor countries’ development assistance are sourced from the DAC, as at November 2012.

Historical data

Estimates for periods prior to those shown in this publication are available from the Time Series spread sheets located on the AusAID website <www.ausaid.gov.au>.

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

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

 

1 Previously, the methodology used to compile statistical information in the Statistical Summary differed in some instances with other AusAID publications. The Statistical Summary excluded the accrual adjustment, use of preliminary department expenses and different geographic disaggregation.

2 Statistics in this publication are stated in Australian dollars (AUD) 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.

  
 
 
 
 
 
 

heading foldTime series data

The following tables includes all data in the statistical summary above, with additional time series data.

Table 1. Australian official development assistance, strategic goals and development objectives [Excel 25kb]

Table 2. AusAID program official development assistance, strategic goals by type of partner [Excel 28kb]

Table 3. Other government departments official development assistance, strategic goals by type of partner [Excel 24kb]

Table 4. Australian official development assistance, region of benefit by strategic goals [Excel 52kb]

Table 5. Australian official development assistance, current/constant prices and proportion of gross national income comparison [Excel 22kb]

Table 6. Australian official development assistance, partner country [Excel 122kb]

Table 7. Australian official development assistance, country income group [Excel 22kb]

Table 8. Australian gender equality official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 74kb]

Table 9. Australian disability inclusion official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 71kb]

Table 10. Australian impairment prevention official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 70kb]

Table 11. Australian education official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 77kb]

Table 12. Long-term Australia Award Scholarships official development assistance, field of study by region of benefit, number of students by sex [Excel 60kb]

Table 13. Australian health official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 73kb]

Table 14. Australian economic development official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 73kb]

Table 15. Australian trade enabling official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 72kb]

Table 16. Australian environment official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 65kb]

Table 17. Australian effective governance official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 56kb]

Table 18. Australian law and justice official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 72kb]

Table 19. Australian water, sanitation and hygiene official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 50kb]

Table 20. Australian humanitarian and disaster response official development assistance, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 63kb]

Table 21. Australian volunteers program official development assistance, type of volunteer [Excel 42kb]

Table 22. Australian food aid, commodity type by volume and destination [Excel 138kb]

Table 24. Australian official development assistance through non-government organisations, type of assistance by region of benefit [Excel 73kb]

Table 25. Other government departments’ official development assistance, region of benefit [Excel 164kb]

Table 26. Comparative aid performance with other development assistance committee (DAC) members: official development assistance [Excel 67kb]

Table 27. Total net flows from development assistance committee (DAC) members to developing countries [Excel 26kb]

Table 28. Australian official development assistance, development assistance committee (DAC) sector [Excel 51kb]

 
 

Last reviewed: 7 May, 2013