Frequently asked questions

The website

Why are both the expenditures of Dutch NGOs as country statistics available on your website?
This website is primarily intended for the general public and NGOs. The expenditures of NGOs have been collected for research purposes as part of the IS Academy. As a service to the public, these expenditures have been made available on the website. The section on country statistics is intended to facilitate the work of NGOs.

The expenditures of Dutch NGOs

How did you select the NGOs in the database?
We selected Dutch based NGOs with service delivery programs in developing countries. The NGOs are either part of Partos , had a quality seal from CBF and/ or received MFS or TMF funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Will you update the database regularly?
Yes, updates are planned at the end of the year with expenditures of the previous year. For instance, the update with data from 2010 is planned at the end of 2011.

Which development countries are in the database?
All countries receiving Official Development Assistence (ODA) are in the database.

Which NGOs cooperated in this database?
Annually, a total of 70 - 90 Dutch NGO cooperated in the research program with a total of around 900 million euro - 1 billion euro of aid expenditures in developing countries. This is approximately 80 percent of all NGO aid expenditures based on figures of the Dutch Central Bureau for Fundraising (CBF).

What kind of additional functionality is offered for participating NGOs?
We created a profile for the NGOs showing the expenditures for their organization. Also, NGOs are offered an online search engine which enables them to find other NGOs based on country and sector selection.

Why did you not select the UN Millennium Development Goals as themes/ sectors?
The OECD DAC sector codes are commonly used for disaggregating donor reporting on aid activities. Also, organisations receiving MFS funding have been asked to administer their expenditures based on these sector codes. Finally, to ensure data comparison over multiple years (past 2015), these codes were selected.