Interactive: What can we learn from DFID's disbursements data?

Explore DFID’s 2016 and 2017 disbursements data with our interactive chart to better understand how its funding is flowing to implementers, contractors, and partners.

Last week, Devex analyzed disbursements data from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development to produce rankings of the aid agency’s top private sector and NGO implementers.

But we wanted to know what other insights the data could offer. In this article, we look at what it can tell us about DFID’s work with multilateral development institutions and large foundations.

First, some aggregate figures: In 2017, DFID disbursed at least 9.175 billion British pounds ($12,685 billion) to approximately 1,365 recipients — the majority of them implementers of DFID programming. This is slightly different from the 2016 figures: 9.171 billion pounds to 1,646 recipients, reflecting a 17 percent reduction in the number of implementers.


Keep reading to explore our interactive chart of DFID disbursements.

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    Matthew Wolf

    Matthew Wolf works with Devex's Development Data team in Barcelona, helping improve our coverage of and insight into development work and funding around the world. He draws on work experience with Thomson Reuters in Africa, MENA and Latin America, where he helped uncover, pursue and win opportunities with local governments and donor agencies. He is interested in data-driven solutions to development challenges.