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Source: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement
Definitions

Official Development Assistance (ODA) - resource flows to developing countries and multilateral organisations provided by official agencies (e.g. the UK Government) or their executive agencies. Each transaction is administered for the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries and is concessional in character. More information on ODA can be found on the OECD website. ODA recipients are broken down in groups according to their Gross National Income (GNI) per capita.

Country income classification - the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of countries eligible to receive ODA is based on Gross National Income per capita as published by the World Bank. All low and middle income countries are included, with the exception of G8 members, EU members, and countries with a firm date for entry into the EU. The list also includes all Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as defined by the United Nations (UN).

LDCs - Least Developed Countries

LMICs - Lower-middle Income Countries

UMICs - Upper Middle Income Countries

Other LICs - Other Low Income Countries

Undefined - ODA that cannot be allocated to a single country

Sector Purpose Codes (CRS 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. This indicator is based on ODA flows grouped under CRS code 12182 (medical research) and all codes in the 122 series (basic health). The sector classification codes can be found on the OECD website.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

The ODA data underlying the United Kingdom Statistics on International Development (SID) was summed around appropriate aid description CRS codes and recipient country income classification. The codes used to measure net ODA to the medical research and basic health sectors were those that sit under the specific CRS code 12182 and Broad Sector Code 122 (which corresponds to all CRS codes in the 122 series). The constant USD conversion was done using methodology specified by the OECD. The GBP values were converted with the USD exchange rate for the respective year, and then a deflator with base year 2019 was applied to transform the current USD values to constant 2019 USD values (see Source 2).

Other information

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

Data last updated 27 January 2022
Metadata last updated 27 January 2022

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

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

Target name

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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Source 1

Organisation

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2009

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 29 September 2021
Next release

Spring 2022

Statistical classification

National statistic

Contact details

statistics@fcdo.gov.uk

Other information

Latest ODA flows data are obtained from table “Data underlying the SID publication” (see relevant CRS code and BroadSectorCode in National Metadata tab). Previous data (2009 to 2016) are available from SID for 2017

Source 2

Organisation

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1960

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 01 April 2021
Next release

See source link

Statistical classification

Official international

Contact details

dac.contact@oecd.org

Other information

Data tables section, tables “Deflators for Resource Flows from DAC Countries (2019=100).xls” and “Annual Exchange Rates for DAC Donor Countries from 1960 to 2020.xls”