Statistics at DFID

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

We publish National Statistics publications of provisional and final UK aid spending Statistics on International Development: Provisional UK Aid Spend 2017 and final UK aid spending in the spring and autumn respectively.

Previous editions can be found on our Statistics on International Development collection page.

We also publish UK Gross Public Expenditure tables as part of the Statistics on International Development publication. These can be found on our Statistics on International Development: UK Gross Public Expenditure (GPEX) collection page.

News

Statistics on International Development: Provisional UK Aid Spend 2017 was published at 9:30am on 5 April 2018. 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

DFID make every effort to release its national statistics as soon as possible and in an orderly manner in line with the Code of Practice for Statistics.

We publish official statistics on provisional and final UK aid spending normally in April and November in Statistics on International Development. We also release figures for Gross Public Expenditure on International Development after SID in January.

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

Previous statistical releases

17 November 2016: Statistics on International Development 2016

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

3 December 2015: Statistics on International Development 2015

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

Data, methods and quality

Developments, improvements and user engagement

Developments

DFID conducted a short quality review of its National Statistics in 2013. The details of the review are contained in Short quality review of DFID's National Statistics (PDF, 221KB, 13 pages) and an update of actions from the review are contained in December 2015: Review of DFID’s National Statistics in 2013 and actions undertaken (PDF, 153KB, 3 pages) .

Improvements

Over summer 2018 we will be carrying out 3 methodological reviews of the ODA estimate on Gift Aid costs, the in-donor refugee costs and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s frontline delivery activity administrative costs. Further details of these reviews can be found in our terms of reference documents below:

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. We engage through public consultations on the statistics and we also have a statistics user group for receiving your ideas, feedback and comments.

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.