The information reported on this website may not match other outputs for a number of reasons for example:
The data reported to the Development Assistance Committee are based on a calendar year basis, whereas this website presents data by financial year.
The information reported on this website covers DFID activities only, whereas the data reported to the Development Assistance Committee also include Official Development Assistance from other official UK sources (for example the Foreign & Commonwealth Office).
The sectors reported here are based on DFID's multi-sectoral approach, which means that up to 8 sector codes can be allocated to a project component. However, when we report to the Development Assistance Committee only one sector is reported for each project component.
The multilateral core contributions reported on this website are the full amounts, whereas in Development Assistance Committee reporting only the Official Development Assistance proportion of the contribution is reported. This only affects a small number of multilateral organisations.
Data reported to the Development Assistance Committee only include aid to recipients defined as eligible for Official Development Assistance, whereas the information reported on this website covers expenditure to all recipients.
The data reported in Statistics on International Development are based on a 'cash' basis, in line with international reporting practices, whereas the data reported here are on a 'resource' basis (i.e. expenditure is recorded at the time goods and services are consumed rather than when the associated cash transaction is recorded).
For more information on what is reported to the Development Assistance Committee please see the Development Assistance Committee reporting directives.