AidData’s Financing to the SDGs Dataset (Version 1.0) provides project-level data on estimated Official
Development Assistance (ODA) commitments to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The dataset tracks more than $1.5 trillion in 2011 USD financing cross-walked to the SDGs from all 1,252,036 ODA projects in AidData's Core Research Release 3.1.
To create this dataset, we used project-level data on ODA (2000-2013) from AidData’s Core Research Release 3.1, which
includes both ODA reported to the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS), as well as additional information on ODA from
several emerging donors that are not members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee and do not report their
project-level flows to the OECD Creditor’s Reporting Service collected by AidData.
AidData’s Estimating Baseline Aid to the Sustainable Development Goals methodology used to create this dataset is based on an analysis of ODA project descriptions and
involves two critical steps: (1) a mapping between AidData’s activity coding scheme and the 169 SDG targets; and (2)
splitting the dollar value of an aid project across the associated SDG targets. These steps allow us to estimate the total aid at
both the goal and target level for the SDGs.
Funding: This dataset was developed with the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.