Creditor Reporting System (CRS), 1973-1998

Detailed data for long- and short-term debt stocks and service payments. Data are available for major country group, individual countries, and territories. The Creditor Reporting System (CRS) is an information system comprised of data on Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Official Aid (OA). The system has been in existence since 1967 and is sponsored jointly by the OECD and the World Bank, and operated by the OECD. A subset of the CRS consists of individual grant and loan commitments (between 6000-30000 transactions a year) submitted by DAC donors (22 Members) and multilateral institutions on a regular basis. Reporters are asked to supply (in their national currency), detailed financial information on the commitment (to the developing country) such as: terms of repayment (for loans), tying status and sector allocation. The secretariat converts the amounts of the projects into US dollars using the annual average exchange rates.

Series title
International development statistics. 2000 ed.
Data creator
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Paris: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Date of distribution
2000 Sep 28th to 2001
Geographic coverage


Time period
Date of collection
1973 to 1998
Extent of file
11 data files (number of logical records varies; csv (comma-separated) format); accompanying documentation (1 PDF file)

Original dissemination medium: CD-ROM

Access status
Access conditions and restrictions

Restricted to University of Toronto faculty, students, and staff, for academic research and teaching

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