Development resource flows

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Development resource flows includes measuring the inflow of resources to recipient countries through: bilateral official development assistance (ODA); grants; concessional and non-concessional development lending by multilateral financial institutions; and other official flows, including refinancing loans, that are considered to be for development purposes, but which have too low a grant element to qualify as ODA.

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Keywords:  Official development finance, grants, aid inflow, non concessional development lending, aid, Other Official Flows, ODF, concessional development lending, ODA, oof, official development assistance

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Other official flows (OOF) are defined as official sector transactions that do not meet official development assistance (ODA) criteria. OOF include: grants to developing countries for representational or essentially commercial purposes; official bilateral transactions intended to promote development, but having a grant element of less than 25%; and, official bilateral transactions, whatever their grant element, that are primarily export-facilitating in purpose. This category includes, by definition: export credits extended directly to an aid recipient by an official agency or institution (official direct export credits); the net acquisition by governments and central monetary institutions of securities issued by multilateral development banks at market terms; subsidies (grants) to the private sector to soften its credits to developing countries; and, funds in support of private investment. This indicator is measured in million USD constant prices, using 2014 as the base year.

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Keywords:  international aid, ODA, DAC, aid transactions, aid recipients, development aid, OOF, development assistance, Other official flows
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