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Economy > Support and aid > Official development assistance > Net official development assistance: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Official development assistance is defined as government aid to developing countries designed to promote the economic development and welfare of recipient countries. Loans and credits for military purposes are excluded. The aid may be provided bilaterally, from donor to recipient, or it may be channeled through a multilateral development agency such as the United Nations or the World Bank.

Aid includes grants, "soft” loans, and the provision of technical assistance. Soft loans are those where the grant element is at least 25%. ODA is usually measured on a net basis, i.e. after subtracting loan repayments from the gross aid flows. Data on the geographical distribution of aid are presented on a gross basis to show the level of new aid provided during the period.

The OECD maintains a list of developing countries and territories, and only aid to these countries counts as ODA. The list is periodically updated and currently contains over 150 countries or territories which had per capita incomes of less than USD 10 066 in 2004 (by comparison, per capita income in OECD countries averaged over USD 35 000 in that year). Note that of the 30 member countries of the OECD, only the 22 shown in the table are members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), along with the European Commission.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Norway 0.95% 2004
2 Sweden 0.935% 2004
3 Luxembourg 0.906% 2004
4 Netherlands 0.808% 2004
5 Denmark 0.808% 2004
6 Ireland 0.552% 2004
7 Austria 0.498% 2004
8 Belgium 0.427% 2004
9 Finland 0.394% 2004
10 France 0.38% 2004
11 Switzerland 0.367% 2004
12 Spain 0.367% 2004
13 Germany 0.367% 2004
14 United Kingdom 0.355% 2004
15 Australia 0.323% 2004
16 Canada 0.289% 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.272% 2004
17 New Zealand 0.266% 2004
18 Portugal 0.22% 2004
19 Italy 0.19% 2004
20 Japan 0.17% 2004
21 Greece 0.162% 2004
22 United States 0.156% 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Support and aid > Official development assistance > Net official development assistance. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Support-and-aid/Official-development-assistance/Net-official-development-assistance

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