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Development Assistance for Health Database 1990-2017


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1990 - 12/2017
Series or system 
Data type

This version of the Development Assistance for Health (DAH) Database includes estimates for 1990-2017, 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 of grants and loans for health projects in low- and middle-income countries from key agencies. The data are disaggregated by source of funds, channel of funding, country and geographic region, health focus areas, and program areas. New in 2017 are a program area disaggregation within the tuberculosis health focus area, and identification of DAH targeting pandemic preparedness, within the HSS/SWAps health focus area. Also new this year are the tracking of the United Arab Emirates as a source of funding and tracking Unitaid channel funding.

To understand the framework used to track DAH, users of the database should review IHME's Financing Global Health 2017 report and methods annex.