Net ODA received per capita (current US$) - Country Ranking

Definition: Net official development assistance (ODA) per capita consists of disbursements of loans made on concessional terms (net of repayments of principal) and grants by official agencies of the members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), by multilateral institutions, and by non-DAC countries to promote economic development and welfare in countries and territories in the DAC list of ODA recipients; and is calculated by dividing net ODA received by the midyear population estimate. It includes loans with a grant element of at least 25 percent (calculated at a rate of discount of 10 percent).

Source: Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Developing Countries, Development Co-operation Report, and International Development Statistics database. Data

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Tuvalu 2,331.57 2017
2 Nauru 1,994.41 2017
3 New Caledonia 1,503.29 1999
4 Palau 1,243.26 2017
5 Tonga 787.56 2017
6 Kiribati 675.73 2017
7 Samoa 663.01 2017
8 Syrian Arab Republic 607.03 2017
9 St. Kitts and Nevis 597.05 2013
10 Vanuatu 463.14 2017
11 Israel 389.45 1996
12 Jordan 298.67 2017
13 Solomon Islands 293.69 2017
14 Dominica 261.97 2017
15 Mongolia 245.34 2017
16 Serbia 240.40 2017
17 Cabo Verde 228.84 2017
18 Seychelles 197.20 2017
19 São Tomé and Principe 194.46 2017
20 Lebanon 191.65 2017
21 Montenegro 188.73 2017
22 Timor-Leste 186.57 2017
23 Fiji 166.26 2017
24 Bhutan 158.99 2017
25 Djibouti 142.03 2017
26 Liberia 132.20 2017
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina 131.45 2017
28 Eswatini 130.32 2017
29 The Gambia 121.79 2017
30 Somalia 120.66 2017
31 Georgia 119.71 2017
32 Yemen 116.19 2017
33 Central African Republic 110.49 2017
34 Afghanistan 104.80 2017
35 Antigua and Barbuda 103.75 2017
36 Rwanda 102.28 2017
37 Belize 90.69 2017
38 Haiti 89.25 2017
39 Nicaragua 88.11 2017
40 Armenia 86.73 2017
41 Malawi 85.76 2017
42 Bolivia 84.60 2017
43 Comoros 82.11 2017
44 Namibia 77.70 2017
45 Iraq 77.42 2017
46 Kyrgyz Republic 74.35 2017
47 Mali 73.27 2017
48 North Macedonia 72.02 2017
49 Sierra Leone 71.79 2017
50 Lesotho 70.19 2017
51 Bahrain 70.16 2004
52 St. Lucia 69.69 2017
53 Lao PDR 68.45 2017
54 Moldova 67.91 2017
55 Tunisia 67.85 2017
56 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 66.83 2017
57 Mauritania 66.42 2017
58 Guyana 65.96 2017
59 Libya 65.63 2017
60 Cuba 63.30 2017
61 Papua New Guinea 63.05 2017
62 Guinea-Bissau 62.04 2017
63 Mozambique 61.98 2017
64 Zambia 60.73 2017
65 Benin 60.48 2017
66 Senegal 59.00 2017
67 Barbados 57.42 2010
68 Niger 55.86 2017
69 Albania 54.75 2017
70 Morocco 52.97 2017
71 Grenada 52.67 2017
72 Cambodia 52.65 2017
73 Gabon 51.51 2017
74 Zimbabwe 50.98 2017
75 Cameroon 49.36 2017
76 Kenya 49.28 2017
77 Uganda 48.79 2017
78 Tanzania 47.27 2017
79 Honduras 46.81 2017
80 Botswana 46.28 2017
81 Burkina Faso 46.13 2017
82 Nepal 45.55 2017
83 Togo 44.78 2017
84 Ghana 43.15 2017
85 Chad 43.14 2017
86 Eritrea 41.51 2011
87 Burundi 39.57 2017
88 Turkey 38.74 2017
89 Ethiopia 38.70 2017
90 Guinea 37.90 2017
91 Suriname 35.27 2017
92 Tajikistan 34.22 2017
93 Côte d'Ivoire 33.86 2017
94 Croatia 30.63 2010
95 Madagascar 30.49 2017
96 Myanmar 28.90 2017
97 Dem. Rep. Congo 28.01 2017
98 Malta 27.88 2002
99 Slovenia 26.45 2002
100 Ukraine 26.01 2017
101 Cyprus 25.85 1996
102 Vietnam 25.12 2017
103 El Salvador 23.73 2017
104 Bangladesh 23.42 2017
105 Guatemala 21.67 2017
106 Congo 21.13 2017
107 Paraguay 20.76 2017
108 Jamaica 20.13 2017
109 Costa Rica 20.00 2017
110 Uzbekistan 19.71 2017
111 South Africa 17.80 2017
112 Nigeria 17.60 2017
113 Colombia 17.28 2017
114 The Bahamas 15.20 1995
115 Brunei 14.44 1995
116 Sri Lanka 13.85 2017
117 Ecuador 12.10 2017
118 Uruguay 11.86 2017
119 Azerbaijan 11.72 2017
120 Dominican Republic 11.19 2017
121 Pakistan 10.98 2017
122 Panama 10.10 2017
123 Mauritius 9.20 2017
124 Angola 7.49 2017
125 Qatar 7.28 1995
126 Mexico 5.91 2017
127 Equatorial Guinea 5.48 2017
128 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 5.23 2017
129 Turkmenistan 5.00 2017
130 Singapore 4.73 1995
131 Algeria 4.57 2017
132 Chile 3.76 2017
133 Thailand 3.61 2017
134 Kazakhstan 3.28 2017
135 Trinidad and Tobago 3.26 2010
136 Venezuela 2.94 2017
137 Kuwait 2.63 1995
138 India 2.31 2017
139 United Arab Emirates 2.24 1995
140 Hong Kong SAR, China 2.05 1996
141 Iran 1.74 2017
142 Philippines 1.52 2017
143 Brazil 1.28 2017
144 Indonesia 0.88 2017
145 Macao SAR, China 0.76 1999
146 Sudan 0.00 2018
147 Argentina -0.11 2017
148 Peru -0.24 2017
149 China -0.75 2017
150 Malaysia -0.94 2017
151 Egypt -1.18 2017
152 Korea -1.18 1999
153 Saudi Arabia -5.20 2007
154 Oman -7.11 2010
155 Belarus -26.65 2017
156 Cayman Islands -59.59 1996

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Development Relevance: The ratio of aid per capita provides a measure of recipient country's dependency on aid. DAC exists to help its members coordinate their development assistance and to encourage the expansion and improve the effectiveness of the aggregate resources flowing to recipient economies. In this capacity DAC monitors the flow of all financial resources, but its main concern is official development assistance (ODA). Grants or loans to countries and territories on the DAC list of aid recipients have to meet three criteria to be counted as ODA. They are provided by official agencies, including state and local governments, or by their executive agencies. They promote economic development and welfare as the main objective. And they are provided on concessional financial terms (loans must have a grant element of at least 25 percent, calculated at a discount rate of 10 percent). The DAC Statistical Reporting Directives provide the most detailed explanation of this definition and all ODA-related rules. DAC statistics aim to meet the needs of policy makers in the field of development co-operation, and to provide a means of assessing the comparative performance of aid donors. DAC statistics are used extensively in the Peer Reviews conducted for each DAC member every four to five years, and have a wide range of other applications. They are used to measure donors' compliance with various international recommendations in the field of development co-operation (terms, volume), and are indispensable for analysis of virtually every aspect of development and development co-operation. From 1960 to 1990, official development assistance (ODA) flows from DAC countries to developing countries rose steadily, but then fell sharply in the 1990s. Since then, a series of high-profile international conferences have boosted ODA flows. In the mid-2000s, ODA once again rose due to exceptional debt relief operations for Iraq and Nigeria. Despite the recent financial crisis, ODA flows have continued to rise and in the early 2010s reached their highest real level ever at about USD 130 billion. This demonstrates how effective aid pledges can be when they are made on the basis of adequate resources and backed by strong political will.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data on ODA is for aid-receiving countries. The data cover loans and grants from DAC member countries, multilateral organizations, and non-DAC donors. They do not reflect aid given by recipient countries to other developing countries. As a result, some countries that are net donors are shown as aid recipients. The indicator does not distinguish types of aid (program, project, or food aid; emergency assistance; or post-conflict peacekeeping assistance), which may have different effects on the economy. Because the indicator relies on information from donors, it is not necessarily consistent with information recorded by recipients in the balance of payments, which often excludes all or some technical assistance - particularly payments to expatriates made directly by the donor. Similarly, grant commodity aid may not always be recorded in trade data or in the balance of payments. Moreover, DAC statistics exclude aid for military and antiterrorism purposes. The aggregates refer to World Bank classifications of economies and therefore may differ from those of the OECD.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Net official development assistance (ODA) per capita consists of disbursements of loans made on concessional terms (net of repayments of principal) and grants by official agencies of the members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), by multilateral institutions, and by non-DAC countries to promote economic development and welfare in countries and territories in the DAC list of ODA recipients. It includes loans with a grant element of at least 25 percent (calculated at a rate of discount of 10 percent). Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship - except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates. Net official development assistance per capita is net ODA divided by midyear population. The flows of official and private financial resources from the members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to developing economies are compiled by DAC, based principally on reporting by DAC members using standard questionnaires issued by the DAC Secretariat. This definition excludes nonconcessional flows from official creditors, which are classified as "other official flows," and aid for military and anti-terrorism purposes. Transfer payments to private individuals, such as pensions, reparations, and insurance payouts, are in general not counted. In addition to financial flows, ODA includes technical cooperation, most expenditures for peacekeeping under UN mandates and assistance to refugees, contributions to multilateral institutions such as the United Nations and its specialized agencies, and concessional funding to multilateral development banks. Flows are transfers of resources, either in cash or in the form of commodities or services measured on a cash basis. Short-term capital transactions (with one year or less maturity) are not counted. Repayments of the principal (but not interest) of ODA loans are recorded as negative flows. Proceeds from official equity investments in a developing country are reported as ODA, while proceeds from their later sale are recorded as negative flows. The official development assistance (ODA) estimates are published annually at the end of the calendar year in International Development Statistics (IDS) database.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual