Collaboration Type

OECD DAC classification used to determine the character of resource flows (bilateral or multilateral).

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Code Name Description
1 Bilateral Bilateral transactions are those undertaken by a donor, excluding core contributions to other organisations (codes 2 and 3 below). It includes transactions channelled through other organisations.
2 Multilateral (inflows) Multilateral contributions are those made to a recipient institution which: i. conducts all or part of its activities in favour of development; ii. is an international agency, institution or organisation whose members are governments, or a fund managed autonomously by such an agency; and iii. pools contributions so that they lose their identity and become an integral part of its financial assets.
3 Bilateral, core contributions to NGOs and other private bodies / PPPs Bilateral funds paid over to national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), or other private bodies for use at their discretion.
4 Multilateral outflows Aid activities financed from the multilateral institutions’ regular budgets.
6 Private sector outflows  
7 Bilateral, ex-post reporting on NGOs’ activities funded through core contributions  
8 bilateral, triangular co-operation: activities where one or more bilateral providers of development co-operation or international organisations support South-South co-operation, joining forces with developing countries to facilitate a sharing of knowledge and experience among all partners involved. (Activities that only involve bilateral providers or multilateral agencies without a South-South co-operation element (e.g. joint programming, pooled funding or delegated co-operation) should not be assigned bi_multi 8.)