Financing to the SDGs Dataset, Version 1.0Download
This dataset provides project-level data on estimated Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitments to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2000 to 2013, tracking more than $1.5 trillion in financing cross-walked to the SDGs from 1.2 million ODA projects in AidData's Core Research Release 3.1.
Please cite AidData’s Financing to the SDGs Dataset using its associated report:
Sethi, T., Custer, S., Turner, J., Sims, J., DiLorenzo, M., & Latourell, R. (2017). Realizing Agenda 2030: Will donor dollars and country priorities align with global goals? Williamsburg, VA: AidData at the College of William & Mary.
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.
AidData Research Release
AidData Core Research Release, Version 3.1
AidData's Core Research Release 3.1 is a corrected snapshot of AidData's entire project-level database from April 2016. This database includes commitment information for over 1.5 million development finance activities funded between 1947 and 2013, covers 96 donors, and includes ODA, OOF flows, Equity Investments, and Export Credits where available.
Estimating Baseline Aid to the Sustainable Development Goals
Matthew DiLorenzo, Sid Ghose, Jennifer Turner
Realizing Agenda 2030: Will donor dollars and country priorities align with global goals?
Tanya Sethi, Samantha Custer, Jennifer Turner, Jacob Sims, Matthew DiLorenzo, Rebecca Latourell