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Which African countries are big recipients of Official Development Assistance (ODA)[1]?

There are a number of ways to compare. One way is to compare the nominal amount of aid received by each country. That puts Ethiopia as the 2nd top aid recipient of ODA, next to Côte d’Ivoire – with USD 1,839 bil and USD 2,102, respectively – according to WB MDG report of 2014.

A more sensible way is Per capita comparison – the amount of the aid divided by the population of the recipient country.

The list below shows the top aid receiving countries in Africa in 2013.[2]

* Ethiopia received US $ 41.6 and $US 41.2 per person in 2012 and in 2013 respectively.

* Ethiopia is placed 32nd in terms of aid it receives per person ($41.2) while Kenya is 13th receiving $ 130.1 and Botswana 33rd receiving $ 39.8.

The data in the table was calculated on the basis of USD Per Capita ODA. That is – the dollar amount of aid per person a country received. (The previous year data is also provided for a reference).

 

Country

Per-Capita (US$) 2012

Per-Capita (US$) 2013

1.

Libya

7440.3

553 623.7

2.

Sao Tome and Principe

665.9

995.3

3.

Somalia

246.5

530

4.

Mauritius

222.9

338.8

5.

Cabo Verde

364.3

270.4

6.

Swaziland

150.8

210.8

7.

Congo, Dem. Republic

118.8

198

8.

Côte d’Ivoire

123.6

187.6

9.

Djibouti

164.4

172.7

10.

Rwanda

140.4

168.8

11.

Togo

117.9

153.6

12.

Namibia

133.5

145.6

13.

Kenya

88

130.1

14.

Lesotho

123.3

126

15.

Zambia

90.7

103.4

16.

Mali

90.9

103

17.

Senegal

91

100.5

18.

Mauritania

101

97.6

19.

Gambia

83.3

91.1

20.

Mozambique

87.7

89.9

21.

Tunisia

73.3

86.7

22.

Ghana

76.2

79.9

23.

Benin

71.1

68

24.

Central African Republic

61.9

63.3

25.

Morocco

47.3

58.4

26.

Sierra Leone

64.2

57.7

27.

Burundi

60.7

54.5

28.

Guinea-Bissau

64.1

53.5

29.

Zimbabwe

54.4

52.6

30.

Liberia

96.7

50.5

31.

Burkina Faso

52.8

47.7

32.

Ethiopia

41.6

41.2

33.

Botswana

49.8

39.8

34.

Cameroon

35.1

39.6

35.

Comoros

51.2

38.3

36.

South Africa

31

38.1

37.

Seychelles

95.3

37.2

38.

Chad

38.6

36.4

39.

Uganda

40.7

36.1

40.

Tanzania

42.4

34

41.

Malawi

39.2

29.7

42.

Eritrea

29.7

29.4

43.

Niger

34

28.6

44.

Gabon

35.2

25.1

45.

Guinea

19

17.7

46.

Madagascar

16.2

13.7

47.

Nigeria

9.6

8.2

48.

Sudan

13.6

7.3

49.

Angola

8.3

6.8

50.

Algeria

6

6.2

51.

Equatorial Guinea

9.3

2.6

52.

Egypt

3.4

2.3

53.

Congo

11.6

2.2

Notes:-

[1] Official development assistance ODA: relates to grants or concessional loans (i.e. with a grant element of at least 25 percent), undertaken by the official sector, whose main objective is the promotion of economic development and welfare.

[2] Data source: The African Statistical Yearbook 2014 produced jointly by the three pan-African institutions: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission, (AUC), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

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