Statistics at DFID

Information about National Statistics releases produced by the Department for International Development.

We produce 2 National Statistics publications:

These are published on a yearly basis and previous versions can be found on our Statistics on International Development collection page.

News

2014 data for Imputed UK shares of Multilateral Net ODA

2014 data for Imputed UK shares of Multilateral Net ODA is now added to the additional tables in Statistics on International Development 2015, following the publication of OECD DAC detailed data for 2014.

Provisional UK Official Development Assistance as a Proportion of Gross National Income 2015 published on 1 April 2016.

Provisional UK Official Development Assistance as a Proportion of Gross National Income 2015 was published at 9.30am on 1 April 2016. This is an annual publication that provides provisional statistics about the amount of Official Development Assistance (ODA) the UK has provided as a proportion of Gross National Income (GNI).

Upcoming statistical releases

The release timetable

In accordance with Principle 1 of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics about meeting users’ needs DFID makes every effort to release its national statistics as soon as possible.

We publish official statistics on provisional UK Official Development Assistance as a proportion of Gross National Income (the UK ODA:GNI ratio) normally in April, Statistics on International Development (SID) typically in October and figures for Gross Public Expenditure on International Development about 1 month after SID in November.

The timing of these releases is largely determined by the timetable for reporting UK ODA figures internationally to the OECD, when the latest GNI estimates from the Office for National Statistics are available, and the timing for processing and quality assuring the spending data from DFID and Other Government Departments.

More information on the processing and quality assurance arrangements can be found in Annex 4 of SID.

Latest statistical releases

1 April 2016: Provisional UK ODA as a proportion of Gross National Income (GNI) 2015

5 February 2016: Statistics on International Development 2015: GPEX tables

Previous statistical releases

3 December 2015: Statistics on International Development 2015

2 April 2015: Provisional UK Official Development Assistance as a proportion of Gross National Income 2014

December 2014: Statistics on International Development 2013/14: GPEX tables

October 2014: Statistics on International Development 2014

April 2014: Provisional UK Official Development Assistance as a proportion of Gross National Income

November 2013: Statistics on International Development 2012/13: GPEX tables

October 2013: Statistics on International Development 2013

March 2013: Provisional UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) as a proportion of Gross National Income

October 2012: Statistics on International Development 2012

Methodology and Quality

Short quality review of DFID’s National Statistics

The Department for International Development’s (DFID) new Chief Statistician conducted a short quality review of DFID’s National Statistics publications and data systems. Below is a summary of the main recommendations and planned actions coming out of this review (Section 1) and more detailed information about the findings of the quality review (Section 2). We would welcome feedback on the findings and on the planned actions. If you would like to provide comments, please send these to enquiry@dfid.gov.uk

Gift Aid Methodology Note

In October 2013 DFID issued a methodology note on how it calculates the amount of ODA-eligible Gift Aid reported in its National Statistics publication, ‘Statistics in International Development’

User engagement

DFID engages with users of our National Statistics on an ongoing basis to explore issues of interest to specialist users and gain valuable feedback used to improve our National Statistics publications

Archived statistics

You can find statistics published since May 2009 on GOV.UK. Our archived statistics are available from the National Archives

Archived news Old news items are available here.