Openaid.se is continuously updated with new data, as new projects are added and new disbursements are made. Some data takes longer to collect. This is often the case with the data that we receive from the other government agencies and ministries. One example is the costs for refugees in Sweden, which is deducted from the aid budget, but classified as aid by the OECD/DAC. Before we receive the actual figures (which usually are not final until May the following year) we publish a prognosis based on the budget bill for the current year.
We have now received the data for 2015 and updated Openaid.se, and the difference is shown clearly in the graph and treemap visualization on the homepage.
The Swedish aid budget for 2015 was SEK 40.4 billion, but the actual outcome was approximately SEK 54 billion (USD 6.4 bn), mainly because the costs for refugees in Sweden (SEK 20.2 billion) were higher than the anticipated SEK 8.9 billion.