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Code MDG-8.2
MDG code MDG-8.2
Name ODA to basic social services (%)
Definition Official development assistance comprises grants or loans to developing countries and territories on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of aid recipients that are undertaken by the official sector with promotion of economic development and welfare as the main objective and at concessional financial terms. Technical cooperation is included. Grants, loans and credits for military purposes are excluded. Also excluded are aid to more advanced developing and transition countries as determined by the DAC. Basic education comprises primary education, basic life skills for youth and adults and early childhood education. Primary health care includes basic health care, basic health infrastructure, basic nutrition, infectious disease control, health education and health personnel development. Population policies/programs and reproductive health includes population policy and administrative management, reproductive health care, family planning, sexually transmitted disease (STD) control including HIV/AIDS and personnel development (population & reproductive health). Basic social services (BSS) also include basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation, and multi-sector aid for BSS. Bilateral official development assistance is from one country to another
Calculation/Formula Official development assistance to basic social services / Total ODA x 100
Unit of Measure %
Preferred Data Sources OECD/DAC Secretariat
Primary Data Collection System Survey - International Agency / Global Monitoring
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
SPC Programme SDP
Numerator Official development assistance to basic social services
Denominator Total ODA
Factor x 100
Unit %
Other Metadata Link http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx