List of development aid country donors

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This is a list of countries by spending on development aid. The list is based on official development assistance (ODA) figures published by the OECD for countries that are members of its Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Non-DAC members included in the OECD's publishing are listed separately.

The largest donor countries in 2015 were the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and France. Sweden made the largest contribution as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) at 1.40% and the United Nations’ ODA target of 0.7% of GNI was also exceeded by the UAE, Norway, Luxembourg, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.[1]

Net official development assistance by country in 2015[edit]

To qualify as official development assistance, a contribution must contain three elements:

  1. Be undertaken by the official sector (that is, a government or government agency);
  2. With promotion of economic development and welfare as the main objective;
  3. At concessional financial terms (that is, with favorable loan terms.)

Thus, by definition, ODA does not include private donations.

The OECD's Development Assistance Committee members' total budget reached 132 billion dollars in 2015 and was contributed by the following countries:[1]

  1.  United States – $31.08 billion
  2.  United Kingdom – $18.70 billion
  3.  Germany – $17.78 billion
  4.  Japan – $9.32 billion
  5.  France – $9.23 billion
  6.  Sweden – $7.09 billion
  7.  Netherlands – $5.81 billion
  8.  Canada – $4.29 billion
  9.  Norway – $4.28 billion
  10.  Italy – $3.84 billion
  11.   Switzerland – $3.54 billion
  12.  Australia – $3.22 billion
  13.  Denmark – $2.57 billion
  14.  South Korea – $1.91 billion
  15.  Belgium – $1.89 billion
  16.  Spain – $1.60 billion
  17.  Finland – $1.29 billion
  18.  Austria – $1.21 billion
  19.  Ireland – $0.72 billion
  20.  Poland – $0.44 billion
  21.  New Zealand – $0.44 billion
  22.  Luxembourg – $0.36 billion
  23.  Portugal – $0.31 billion
  24.  Greece – $0.28 billion
  25.  Czech Republic – $0.20 billion
  26.  Slovak Republic – $0.09 billion
  27.  Slovenia – $0.06 billion
  28.  Iceland – $0.04 billion

Non-DAC members reported the following figures to the OECD in 2015:[1]

Notes:

  •  India, which had a foreign aid budget of $1.6 billion in 2015-6,[4] does not submit figures to the OECD.

Net official development assistance by country as a percentage of gross national income in 2015[edit]

The OECD also lists Development Assistance Committee members by the amount of ODA they spend as a percentage of their gross national income:[1]

  1.  Sweden – 1.40%
  2.  Norway – 1.05%
  3.  Luxembourg – 0.93%
  4.  Denmark – 0.85%
  5.  Netherlands – 0.76%
  6.  United Kingdom – 0.71%
  7.  Finland – 0.56%
  8.   Switzerland – 0.52%
  9.  Germany – 0.52%
  10.  Belgium – 0.42%
  11.  France – 0.37%
  12.  Ireland – 0.36%
  13.  Austria – 0.32%
  14.  Canada – 0.28%
  15.  New Zealand – 0.27%
  16.  Australia – 0.27%
  17.  Iceland – 0.24%
  18.  Japan – 0.22%
  19.  Italy – 0.21%
  20.  United States – 0.17%
  21.  Portugal – 0.16%
  22.  Slovenia – 0.15%
  23.  Greece – 0.14%
  24.  South Korea – 0.14%
  25.  Spain – 0.13%
  26.  Czech Republic – 0.12%
  27.  Slovak Republic – 0.10%
  28.  Poland – 0.10%

Non-DAC members reported the following figures to the OECD in 2015:[1]

Notes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Development aid in 2015 continues to grow despite costs for in-donor refugees" (PDF). OECD. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Source: Table 1, page 6. Quote, page 3: "In 2015, total net ODA from the 28 EU member states was USD 74 billion, representing 0.47% of their GNI. Net disbursements by EU Institutions were USD 13.8 billion, a slight fall of 0.5% in real terms compared to 2014."
  3. ^ EU Institutions $13.85 billion, EU member states $73.80 billion.[2]
  4. ^ "India's 2015-16 foreign aid budget: Where the money is going". Devex. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Page 3, excluding the $13.85 billion net disbursements by EU Institutions.

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