Monday, 23 May 2016

World Humanitarian Summit- try these resources on International Aid

One key area being covered by the 2016 conference is humanitarian aid financing.
Here are some resources for exploring and getting access to data

UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA). UN OCHA FTS contains humanitarian contribution data from donor governments and recipient agencies as well as information on specific pledges carried in the media, on donor websites, or quoted in pledging conferences.

International Development Statistics (IDS) online databases, Development Assistance Committee (DAC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These are available via the OECD ilibrary These databases comprise the DAC annual aggregates database (comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows) and the Creditor Reporting System.  
CRS Aid Activity database aims to provide a set of readily available basic data that enables analysis on where aid goes, what purposes it serves and what policies it aims to implement, Data are collected on individual projects and programmes includes Gender programme data.

International Aid transparency Intiative
Seeks to improve the transparency of aid. The registry has lists and data from over 400 organisations, including charitable donations.

IATI is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid, - See more at:
IATI is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid, - See more at:

Global Humanitarian Assistance.
This programme provides objective, independent, rigorous data and analysis on humanitarian financing and related aid flows, Funding received from Canadian and UK government among others. Has reports on on state actor funding and more

  Sources of background papers/ reports articles discussing aid funding

Try these useful websites

Great site from the Institute of Development Studies where you can locate full text papers and reports covering all aspects of development studies.

Research4Development(R4D) a database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. It contains many indepth case studies and evidence based reviews.

USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse which provides free access to over 134,000 technical and other reports relating to USAID funded projects.

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