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Indicator 3.b.2: Total net official development assistance to medical research and basic health sectors

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Net official development assistance to medical research and basic health sectors

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Indicator available

Total net official development assistance to medical research and basic health sectors

Indicator description

Total ODA flows to developing countries quantify the public effort that donors provide to developing countries for medical research and basic health.

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

GBP (£000s)

Definitions

Development Assistance Committee (DAC) - A unique international forum of many of the largest funders of aid, including 30 DAC Members. The World Bank, IMF and UNDP participate as observers.

Official development assistance (ODA) - The DAC defines ODA as “those flows to countries and territories on the DAC List of ODA Recipients and to multilateral institutions which are i) provided by official agencies, including state and local governments, or by their executive agencies; and ii) each transaction is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective; and is concessional in character and conveys a grant element of at least 25 per cent (calculated at a rate of discount of 10 per cent).

Other official flows (OOF) - Other official flows (excluding officially supported export credits) are defined as transactions by the official sector which do not meet the conditions for eligibility as ODA, either because they are not primarily aimed at development, or because they are not sufficiently concessional.

Bilateral Aid - Bilateral aid covers all aid provided by donor countries when the recipient country, sector or project is known. Bilateral aid also includes aid that is channelled through a multilateral organisation where the government department determines the country, sector or theme that the funds will be spent on.

Multilateral Aid - This is aid delivered in the form of core contributions to organisations on the DAC List of Multilateral Organisations.

Purpose Codes - The DAC Secretariat maintains various code lists which are used by donors to report on their aid flows to the DAC databases. In addition, these codes are used to classify information in the DAC databases. The sector classification codes used can be found on the OECD website.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

The raw data underlying the United Kingdom Statistics on International Development was summed around appropriate aid description CRS codes, bilateral and multilateral classification, donor recipient countries, and type of aid codes. The codes used to measure net ODA to the medical research and basic health sectors were those that sit under DAC 5 codes 121 and 122 which are the purpose codes for the medical research and health sectors.

Other information

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

3.b.2 Total net official development assistance to medical research and basic health sectors

Target name

3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non‑communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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Organisation

Department for International Development

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2009

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

05/04/2018

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

enquiry@dfid.gov.uk

Other information

The codes used to measure net ODA to the medical research and basic health sectors were those that sit under DAC 5 codes 121 and 122 which are the purpose codes for the medical research and health sectors.