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 4,513.23 2015
2 Nauru 2,505.01 2015
3 New Caledonia 1,503.29 1999
4 Vanuatu 705.06 2015
5 Palau 654.36 2015
6 Tonga 643.07 2015
7 Kiribati 577.81 2015
8 St. Kitts and Nevis 565.18 2013
9 Samoa 483.69 2015
10 Israel 389.45 1996
11 Solomon Islands 323.47 2015
12 Cabo Verde 286.29 2015
13 Syrian Arab Republic 260.58 2015
14 São Tomé and Principe 250.32 2015
15 Liberia 243.23 2015
16 Jordan 234.73 2015
17 Grenada 217.37 2015
18 Djibouti 182.83 2015
19 Timor-Leste 171.07 2015
20 Lebanon 166.65 2015
21 Montenegro 160.67 2015
22 Dominica 156.09 2015
23 Sierra Leone 130.77 2015
24 Kyrgyz Republic 129.09 2015
25 Afghanistan 125.66 2015
26 Bhutan 123.55 2015
27 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 120.78 2015
28 Georgia 120.44 2015
29 Armenia 119.18 2015
30 Albania 116.04 2015
31 Fiji 114.87 2015
32 Central African Republic 107.11 2015
33 Macedonia 103.08 2015
34 Bosnia and Herzegovina 100.41 2015
35 Haiti 97.35 2015
36 Rwanda 93.01 2015
37 Somalia 90.13 2015
38 Moldova 87.94 2015
39 Comoros 84.61 2015
40 Mongolia 79.11 2015
41 Mauritania 76.06 2015
42 Belize 75.96 2015
43 Nicaragua 74.67 2015
44 St. Lucia 74.49 2015
45 Papua New Guinea 74.46 2015
46 Bolivia 73.36 2015
47 Seychelles 72.58 2015
48 Lao PDR 70.69 2015
49 Swaziland 70.23 2015
50 Bahrain 70.16 2004
51 Mali 68.72 2015
52 Mozambique 64.80 2015
53 Ghana 64.11 2015
54 Mauritius 60.63 2015
55 Honduras 59.93 2015
56 Malawi 59.71 2015
57 Namibia 58.71 2015
58 Senegal 58.70 2015
59 Barbados 57.95 2010
60 Yemen 56.90 2015
61 Burkina Faso 55.05 2015
62 The Gambia 54.54 2015
63 Guinea-Bissau 53.70 2015
64 Kenya 52.37 2015
65 Gabon 51.17 2015
66 Zimbabwe 49.95 2015
67 Tajikistan 49.82 2015
68 Zambia 49.51 2015
69 Cuba 48.24 2015
70 Tanzania 47.89 2015
71 Guinea 44.53 2015
72 Serbia 44.05 2015
73 Cambodia 43.63 2015
74 Niger 43.52 2015
75 Chad 43.30 2015
76 Nepal 42.43 2015
77 Tunisia 42.09 2015
78 Iraq 41.12 2015
79 Benin 40.68 2015
80 Uganda 40.56 2015
81 Guyana 40.22 2015
82 Morocco 39.33 2015
83 Lesotho 38.23 2015
84 Burundi 35.94 2015
85 Vietnam 34.43 2015
86 Dem. Rep. Congo 34.11 2015
87 Ethiopia 32.38 2015
88 Ukraine 32.28 2015
89 Eritrea 29.81 2011
90 Croatia 29.78 2010
91 Botswana 29.68 2015
92 Cameroon 29.06 2015
93 Côte d'Ivoire 28.28 2015
94 Colombia 27.94 2015
95 Madagascar 27.94 2015
96 Malta 27.88 2002
97 Suriname 27.75 2015
98 Turkey 27.40 2015
99 Togo 26.91 2015
100 Egypt 26.53 2015
101 Slovenia 26.45 2002
102 Dominican Republic 26.37 2015
103 Cyprus 25.85 1996
104 South Africa 25.82 2015
105 Libya 25.28 2015
106 Guatemala 25.13 2015
107 Costa Rica 22.62 2015
108 Sudan 22.37 2015
109 Myanmar 22.30 2015
110 Sri Lanka 20.38 2015
111 Pakistan 20.01 2015
112 Jamaica 19.79 2015
113 Ecuador 19.27 2015
114 Congo 17.80 2015
115 Bangladesh 15.94 2015
116 The Bahamas 15.21 1995
117 Antigua and Barbuda 14.91 2015
118 Brunei 14.44 1995
119 Uzbekistan 14.31 2015
120 El Salvador 13.97 2015
121 Angola 13.64 2015
122 Nigeria 13.42 2015
123 Belarus 11.02 2015
124 Peru 10.57 2015
125 Paraguay 8.46 2015
126 Qatar 7.28 1995
127 Azerbaijan 7.22 2015
128 Equatorial Guinea 6.39 2015
129 Uruguay 5.58 2015
130 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 5.21 2015
131 Philippines 5.07 2015
132 Brazil 4.85 2015
133 Singapore 4.73 1995
134 Kazakhstan 4.71 2015
135 Turkmenistan 4.24 2015
136 Trinidad and Tobago 3.26 2010
137 Chile 2.83 2015
138 Kuwait 2.63 1995
139 Mexico 2.45 2015
140 India 2.42 2015
141 Algeria 2.21 2015
142 Panama 2.21 2015
143 United Arab Emirates 2.21 1995
144 Hong Kong SAR, China 2.05 1996
145 Iran 1.40 2015
146 Venezuela 1.19 2015
147 Thailand 0.85 2015
148 Macao SAR, China 0.76 1999
149 Malaysia -0.02 2015
150 Indonesia -0.17 2015
151 China -0.24 2015
152 Argentina -0.54 2015
153 Korea -1.18 1999
154 Saudi Arabia -5.19 2007
155 Oman -7.11 2010
156 Cayman Islands -60.53 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