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Development Assistance for Health Database 1990-2011


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1990 - 12/2011
Series or system 
Data type

This 2013 update of the Development Assistance for Health (DAH) database includes estimates for 1990-2011, which are based on project databases, financial statements, annual reports, IRS 990s, and correspondence with agencies.

The DAH database enables comprehensive analysis of trends in international disbursements for health from sources of funding and channels of funding and for recipient countries/geographic regions in health focus areas. The data associated with previous versions of IHME's Financing Global Health report were presented as two databases, the DAH country and regional recipient level database, and the DAH database. This year, in an effort to make the data more accessible to researchers, these databases have been combined.

To understand the framework used to track DAH, we recommend that users of the DAH database 1990-2011 review IHME's Financing Global Health 2013 policy report and methods appendix.