DEFINITION: Net bilateral aid flows from DAC donors are the net disbursements of official development assistance (ODA) or official aid from the members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Net disbursements are gross disbursements of grants and loans minus repayments of principal on earlier loans. ODA consists of loans made on concessional terms (with a grant element of at least 25 percent, calculated at a rate of discount of 10 percent) and grants made to promote economic development and welfare in countries and territories in the DAC list of ODA recipients. Official aid refers to aid flows from official donors to countries and territories in part II of the DAC list of recipients: more advanced countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the countries of the former Soviet Union, and certain advanced developing countries and territories. Official aid is provided under terms and conditions similar to those for ODA. Part II of the DAC List was abolished in 2005. The collection of data on official aid and other resource flows to Part II countries ended with 2004 data. DAC members are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Commission of the European Communities. Regional aggregates include data for economies not specified elsewhere. World and income group totals include aid not allocated by country or region. Data are in current U.S. dollars.".
Interesting observations about Economy > Foreign aid > From Japan
- Iraq ranked first for foreign aid > from japan globally in 2008.
- 13 of the bottom 60 countries by foreign aid > from japan are Heavily indebted.
- 2 of the bottom 34 countries by foreign aid > from japan are Sub-Saharan African.
- 31 of the bottom 158 countries by foreign aid > from japan are Sparsely populated.
- 27 of the bottom 88 countries by foreign aid > from japan are Latin American and Caribbean.
- 12 of the bottom 63 countries by foreign aid > from japan are European.
- 2 of the bottom 98 countries by foreign aid > from japan are Potential Future EU.
- 13 of the bottom 162 countries by foreign aid > from japan are NATO.
- 14 of the bottom 65 countries by foreign aid > from japan are Densely populated.
- 5 of the bottom 53 countries by foreign aid > from japan are Cold countries'.