About the NGO database

This NGO database-website is designed by CIDIN the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen, an interdisciplinary academic institute of the Radboud University addressing issues of inequality, poverty, development and empowerment.

The website consists of two sections:
- the expenditures of Dutch non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on aid activities in developing countries.
- country-statistics of developing countries.

Expenditures of Dutch Dutch non-governmental organizations
The NGO database-website was designed as part of a research program and offers insight into aid expenditures of Dutch non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in developing countries. The dataset covers approximately 80 percent of all Dutch NGO expenditures. The website also offers additional online functionality for participating Dutch NGOs. The database was part of the IS Academy, a research program between CIDIN and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently the database is operated and updated by CIDIN.

Every Dutch NGO was selected if it either (1) received funding from the MFS subsidy scheme, (2) received funding from any of the TMF subsidy schemes and was based in the Netherlands (3) had a quality seal from the Central Bureau on Fundraising and/ or (4) was part of Partos, the national platform for Dutch civil society organisations with projects in developing countries.

The country selection is based on the DAC List of ODA Recipients. The sectors (i.e. ‘Education’ or ‘Health’ are based on CRS purpose codes provided by the OECD. These codes are commonly used for disaggregating donor reporting on aid activities. The description of these purpose codes can be found in this excel file provided by the OECD.

Country-statistics of developing countries
There is a separate section bringing together more than 90 core statistics of developing countries. These statistics can be accessed by way of user-defined or pre-defined tables. The data can be further filtered, downloaded or presented using a spiderchart.

Organizations can use the statistics to make context analyses of developing countries or sectors.