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9.a.1 Total Official International Support to Infrastructure (Recipients)

Target 9.a: Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Custodian Organization: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Tier Classification: Tier I

To facilitate the implementation of the global indicator framework, all indicators are classified by the IAEG-SDGs (Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals Indicators) into three tiers on the basis of their level of methodological development and the availability of data at the global level, as follows:

Tier I: Indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established methodology and standards are available, and data are regularly produced by countries for at least 50 per cent of countries and of the population in every region where the indicator is relevant.

Tier II: Indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established methodology and standards are available, but data are not regularly produced by countries.

Tier III: No internationally established methodology or standards are yet available for the indicator, but methodology/standards are being (or will be) developed or tested.

Source: United Nations Statistical Division

Definition: Gross disbursements of total ODA and other official flows from all donors in support of infrastructure.
Concepts: The DAC defines Official Development Assistance (ODA) as “those flows to countries and territories on the DAC List of ODA Recipients and to multilateral institutions which are;
i) provided by official agencies, including state and local governments, or by their executive
agencies; and
ii) each transaction is administered with the promotion of the economic development and
welfare of developing countries as its main objective; and
iii) is concessional in character and conveys a grant element of at least 25 per cent (calculated at a rate of discount of 10 per cent).
Other official flows (OOF) (excluding officially supported export credits) are defined
as transactions by the official sector which do not meet the conditions for eligibility as ODA, either
because they are not primarily aimed at development, or because they are not sufficiently concessional.
Support to infrastructure includes all CRS sector codes in the 200 series.

Rationale: Total ODA and OOF flows to developing countries quantify the public effort (excluding export credits) that donors provide to developing countries for infrastructure.

Limitations: Data in the Creditor Reporting System are available from 1973. However, the data coverage is considered complete since 1995 for commitments at an activity level and 2002 for disbursements.

Source: United Nations Statistical Division

Data Source: Data for this indicator was primarily collected from the United Nations Statistics Division’s Open SDG Data Hub. National level data is provided to the United Nations Statistics Division by the respective nation, unless otherwise noted. To learn more about the data used in this portal, visit the about page.

Data is accurate as of October 31, 2018.

9.a.1 Total Official International Support to Infrastructure (Recipients)

 
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9.a.1 Total Official International Support to Infrastructure (Recipients) Sustainable Development Goals

9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure.

Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.

Related 9.a.1 Total Official International Support to Infrastructure (Recipients) Targets

9.a
Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States