The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outline a compelling vision of a desired future for people and for our planet. Achieving these global goals will cost an estimated $5-7 trillion and will likely shape the next 15 years of financing for development. AidData is committed to helping the international community develop better tools to focus resources, monitor progress, and facilitate dialogue around the global goals.

Use AidData's beta Financing the SDGs widget to see how much official development assistance is going towards each of the goals by country and donor. The SDG tracking widget visualizes aid flow estimates across the Sustainable Development Goals according to a weighted mapping of purpose codes to SDG targets. Users can choose from two data sources:

  1. The AidData 3.0 CRS database
  2. Select donors from the IATI registry

The visualizations are divided by tab, allowing users to facet and filter the data according to donors, recipients, years, and SDGs in a few different ways.

  1. SDG Funding by Donor affords an intuitive view of relative funding across SDGs for a given donor, recipient, and/or year(s). A dynamic tree chart responds to these user selections by displaying SDGs as tiles, where each SDG tile is scaled to the proportional funding amount.
  2. Top/Bottom Donors visualizes the top or bottom donors that provide funding to a particular SDG for given recipients and years utilizing a bar graph visualization.
  3. Geographic Distribution presents a series of static choropleth maps by donor portfolio and SDG. Each Donor Map visualizes the distribution of total SDG funding across all recipient countries for all years in the data. Each SDG Map visualizes the funding from all donors to all recipients, across all years in the data for a single SDG. Toggling between “Donor Map” and “SDG maps” will change the menu options for the user.

AidData is committed to helping the international community develop better tools to focus resources, monitor progress, and facilitate dialogue around progress towards the SDGs. We are currently expanding this pilot methodology to other sources of financing for sustainable development beyond aid. For more detailed information on the statistical methodology, please contact data@aiddata.org.

  

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AidData is a research and innovation lab based at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia that connects resources to results for sustainable development. We combine novel data, rigorous methods, and compelling analysis to assess who is funding what, where, and to what effect.

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