Ukraine Support Tracker
A Database of Military, Financial and Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
The Ukraine Support Tracker lists and quantifies military, financial and humanitarian aid promised by governments to Ukraine between January 24, 2022 and currently through February 24, 2023. It covers 40 countries, specifically the EU member states, other members of the G7, as well as Australia, South Korea, Turkey, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, China, Taiwan and India. The database is intended to support a facts-based discussion about support to Ukraine.
We focus on government-to-government transfers into Ukraine. Due to a lack of comparable and reliable data, we do not quantify private donations or transfers by international organizations like the Red Cross. For more details see below. We are continuously expanding, correcting, and improving this project. We therefore very much welcome any help to improve the tracker. Feedback and comments on our paper and database are highly appreciated. Please use our online feedback form.
Team: Katelyn Bushnell, André Frank, Lukas Franz, Ivan Kharitonov, Stefan Schramm, and Christoph Trebesch
Update Jun 06, 2023: Refined data with improved quality and usability
We are currently having major changes in our team. This update does therefore not extend the data coverage. Instead, we have focused on improving the existing dataset considerably. With this release, we have addressed errors, rectified inconsistencies, and made valuable improvements to enhance the dataset's reliability and usability.
Some notable improvements include a separate country summary sheet in US$, and a list connected to our transparency index linking all known official national donation websites. The full list of improvements and major corrections can be found in our dataset in the Updates and Corrections sheet.
Furthermore, we have devised a more convenient feedback option that allows giving us direct feedback regarding our Ukraine Support Tracker.
The next update is scheduled for July 6 and will include new donation data until the end of May 2023. From then on, we will have a fixed update schedule every 2 months.
About the Ukraine Support Tracker
A main aim of this database to quantify the scale of aid to Ukraine and to make the support measures comparable across donor countries. Much of the discussion on aid to Ukraine since the beginning of the war has been anecdotal, while a rigorous quantification has been missing. Our aim is to quantify the support flows by Western governments to Ukraine in millions of Euros, accounting for both financial and in-kind transfers. To do so, we set up a comprehensive database that brings together information from official, government sources, existing lists of Ukraine aid, and reports by renown news media.
An important challenge is to quantify non-financial transfers, such as in-kind shipments of military equipment, weapons, medicines or foodstuff. In many cases, governments report the value of their in-kind donations in their national currency, so that we can use that number as the baseline value. In other cases, however, governments do not report the value of aid, but only mention the items supplied, e.g., specific weapons or several “tons of foodstuff”. To value these, we draw on a broad range of sources to identify market prices, choosing an upper bound, when possible, e.g., by using the new purchase price even if much of the military equipment is probably used.
The Ukraine Support Tracker lists and quantifies military, financial, and humanitarian aid pledged to Ukraine since January 24, 2022. It covers 40 countries, specifically the EU member states, other members of the G7, as well as Australia, South Korea, Turkey, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, China, Taiwan and India. Also, EU institutions are included as a separate donor. The tracker lists government-to-government commitments; private donations or those from international organizations such as the IMF are not included in the main database. Flows going into other countries like, for example, Moldova, are not included. The database does not include other types of support, in particular donations by private individuals, companies, churches, or non-governmental organizations. We have also not (yet) systematically collected support by international organizations like the Red Cross or the United Nations, mainly because a lack of systematic data and reporting by most such international organizations.
We stopped publishing the graph ‚Committed vs. delivered weapons‘ in October 2022 because of the opacity of US weapon deliveries. The US government largely stopped publishing information on how many units have been delivered and when, only the US commitments are known. There is also limited media reporting on actual US deliveries. We will keep tracking the available information and will resume publishing the graph when better US data becomes available.