Reporting to the OECD/DAC • General information about the DAC/WP-STAT, etc • DAC and CRS reporting systems • convergence between DAC and CRS • Tools for reporting to the DAC and CRS statistics – ”how-to” • Demonstration of the Norwegian ODA data base – ”live” data base
Why report to the OECD/DAC? • Information about total ODA flows to recipient countries – important information for all actors and increasing the possibilities for coordination between donors • All donor countries report in the same format – DAC and CRS – more comparable statistics
Reporting to the OECD/DAC My experience of reporting to the DAC-Secretariat is that some ODA activities are easier to report than others; ”Nobody is perfect”
The DAC-Secretariat is very helpful and gives us the assistance we need to be able to report correctly – and we have both new and old questions every year! What does Norway do when there are questions concerning the DAC and CRS report?
What is the main difference between the DAC and the CRS report? • DAC is aggregated data over ODA flows, for example how much development assistance Tanzania recieved in 2004 • CRS report is disaggregated data over ODA flows. Example: Detailed information about all the different projects/programs implemented in Tanzania during 2004
Why convergence between the two reporting systems – DAC and CRS? • More Comparable statistics between donor countries. The experience tells us that ifferent member countries interpret the reporting directives differently which makes it difficult to make analysis using aggregated figures • Transparency when reporting on ODA activities • Accountability - donor countries can easier be monitored
”How-to” for reporting to the OECD/DAC Short version of the reporting directives – more detailed information about the different statistical information that is required when reporting to the OECD/DAC