Statistics at DFID
Information about National Statistics releases produced by the Department for International Development.
We produce 2 National Statistics publications:
- Statistics on International Development 2015
- Provisional UK ODA as a proportion of Gross National Income (GNI)
Statistics on International Development 2015 Published
Statistics on International Development 2015 was published at 9.30am on 3 December 2015. This annual publication provides an overview of official UK spend on international development. The publication is the official release of finalised 2014 estimates.
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
5 February 2016: Statistics on International Development 2015: GPEX tables
3 December 2015: Statistics on International Development 2015
Previous statistical releases
December 2014: Statistics on International Development 2013/14: GPEX tables
October 2014: Statistics on International Development 2014
November 2013: Statistics on International Development 2012/13: GPEX tables
October 2013: Statistics on International Development 2013
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 email@example.com
- December 2015:
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’
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
- February 2015: The consultation on the reporting of Official Development Assistance from Development Finance Institutions closed on 5 February 2015. DFID’s consultation response is available on the GOV.UK Consultations page
- September 2014:
- June 2014: Seminar at Royal Statistical Society on ‘Understanding aid statistics’ – and
- January 2013:
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