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 (the day some NATO countries put their troops on alert) and currently through Jun 7, 2022. Since the update on May 18, 2022 it covers 37 countries, specifically the EU member states, other members of the G7, as well as Australia, South Korea, Turkey, Norway, New Zealand, and Switzerland. 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. We are very grateful for the many comments and suggestions we have received. Please send us feedback and comments to E-Mail Address protected. Please enable Javascript.

The Ukraine Tracker team: Arianna Antezza, André Frank, Pascal Frank, Lukas Franz, Ekaterina Rebinskaya and Christoph Trebesch

+++ Next scheduled update: July 6, 2022 +++

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Update June 16, 2022: data since January 24 and through June 7

The volume of pledged weapons assistance - including heavy weapons -  has notably increased in recent weeks since the previous Ukraine Support Tracker data update on May 18. However, the difference between pledged and actually delivered arms can be very high. Among the major suppliers, the USA and Germany in particular have pledged significantly more than they have delivered, although in absolute terms the U.S. has already delivered weapons worth around ten times more than Germany.

The volume of committed financial assistance has also increased significantly since mid-May, especially from EU institutions. In total, Ukraine has now been promised more than 30 billion euros in budget support by the most important donors, but only about 6 billion euros have actually been disbursed since February. The result is a growing financing gap. "Besides arms, financial aid is becoming increasingly urgent, as too little of it has actually arrived in Ukraine. The war is causing tax revenues to collapse and fiscal costs to skyrocket, e.g. to pay soldiers and to repair essential infrastructure. This puts the state budget under stress. The International Monetary Fund estimates that Ukraine needs about 5 billion euros in external financing per month, implying a sum of at least 15 billion euros as of June," says Christoph Trebesch, head of the team that is compiling the Ukraine Support Tracker.

Overall, in the additional period now covered (May 10 to June 7), the EU's pledges of assistance to Ukraine visibly caught up with the U.S., which however still leads by a wide margin. When the support is put in relation to economic size, the Baltic states and Poland continue to contribute significantly more than large European economies such as Germany, Italy, and France.

Selected Tracker Data

Total bilateral aid commitments to Ukraine across the 15 largest donors in billion Euros. Each bar besides illustrates the type of assistance, meaning financial assistance (loans, grants, and swap lines), humanitarian aid (assistance directed to the civilian population including food and medical items), and military assistance (arms, equipment, and utilities provided to the Ukrainian military). Military aid includes direct financial assistance that is tied to military purposes.

Ranking of countries by the scale of bilateral aid as percentage share of each donor’s GDP. The data on GDP (current US$) is for 2020 and taken from the World Bank.

Sum of commitments to Ukraine in billion Euros, divided into the three covered time periods of the respective publication. The EU commitments include bilateral commitments by all 27 EU member country governments countries, plus commitments of the EU institutions, so the Commission and Council and the European Investment Bank.

Comparison of disclosed bilateral military commitments, which can be divided into committed deliveries of arms and equipment and financial assistance with a military purpose.

Comparison of weapon and equipment commitments and deliveries for the top 20 donor countries in billion Euros. The orange bars show military aid commitments that can be attributed to in-kind commitments, while the red bars indicate corresponding deliveries.

Comparison of foreign budgetary support commitments and disbursements in billion Euros. The light blue bars indicate the total value of budget support commitments, and the dark blue bars show disbursed budget support as reported by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.

Ranking of countries by the scale of bilateral aid and assistance to refugees inside the donor country, as percentage share of each donor’s GDP. The total refugee cost is based on a rough estimation assuming 500 Euro per refugee and month. The data on GDP (current US$) is for 2020 and taken from the World Bank.

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. Since the update on May 18, 2022 it covers 37 countries, specifically the EU member states, other members of the G7, as well as the newly added countries of Australia, South Korea, Turkey, Norway, New Zealand, and Switzerland. 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.

The Ukraine Support Tracker is constantly being expanded, corrected and improved. Suggestions are very welcome and can be sent to E-Mail Address protected. Please enable Javascript. 

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Methodology of the Ukraine Support Tracker

  1. Working Paper

    Ukraine Tracker

    Kiel Working Papers
    06/2022

    This paper presents the “Ukraine Support Tracker”, which lists and quantifies military, financial and humanitarian aid transferred by governments...

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