This is one of a series of reports1 prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 20072 . The Act gives the Statistics Authority power to re-assess whether the Code of Practice for Official Statistics continues to be complied with in relation to official statistics already designated as National Statistics. The report covers the set of statistics produced by the Department for International Development (DFID) and reported in:
• Provisional UK Official Development Assistance as a proportion of Gross National Income (ODA-GNI) 4
• Statistics on International Development (SID) 5
The previous assessment of these sets of statistics was reported in Assessment report 96 . The statistics are being re-assessed because of the importance of the topic and the length of time that has passed since the last assessment.
This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.