Aid Extended by Local and State Governments

“This report examines aid extended by local and state governments. It attempts to give a clear picture of the coverage of DAC (Statistics and Monitoring Division, Development Cooperation Directorate) statistics in relation to aid provided by local governments: which members report and how much? Which members do not report and why not? How much ODA (Official Development Assistance) may not be reflected in DAC statistics?. These largely technical matters are dealt with sections titled: Aid extended by local governments: overview of reporting in DAC statistics and Data Collection Methods and Annex A. The sections on Characteristics of aid extended by local governments and Co-financing schemes, describe the characteristics of aid extended by local governments. Annex B gives an overview of the institutional and judicial framework for the participation of local governments in development cooperation. The last section draws some conclusiones related to the collection of data from local governments.”