Official Development Assistance Provided by Development Assistance Committee Countries, 1995-99

(in millions of dollars; net disbursements)

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1995

1996

1997

1998

1999[1]

Amount

Percent of GNP

Amount

Percent of GNP

Amount

Percent of GNP

Amount

Percent of GNP

Amount

Percent of GNP[2]

Percent Change[3] 1998-99

1. Japan

$14,489

0.28%

$9,439

0.20%

$9,358

0.22%

$10,683

0.28%

$15,302

0.35%

26.2%

2. United States

7,367

0.10

9,377

0.12

6,168

0.08

8,130

0.10

9,135

0.10

2.5

3. France

8,443

0.55

7,451

0.48

6,348

0.45

5,899

0.41

5,494

0.38

-0.5

4. Germany

7,524

0.31

7,601

0.33

5,913

0.28

5,589

0.26

5,478

0.26

1.4

5. United Kingdom

3,157

0.28

3,199

0.27

3,371

0.26

3,835

0.27

3,279

0.23

-15.6

6. Netherlands

3,226

0.81

3,246

0.81

2,946

0.81

3,049

0.80

3,134

0.79

6.1

7. Italy

1,623

0.15

2,416

0.20

1,231

0.11

2,356

0.20

1,750

0.15

-20.8

8. Denmark

1,623

0.96

1,772

1.04

1,635

0.97

1,704

0.99

1,724

1.00

2.7

9. Canada

2,067

0.38

1,795

0.32

2,146

0.36

1,684

0.29

1,721

0.28

0.2

10. Sweden

1,704

0.77

1,999

0.84

1,672

0.76

1,551

0.71

1,643

0.70

8.1

11. Norway

1,244

0.87

1,311

0.85

1,306

0.86

1,321

0.91

1,370

0.91

0.5

12. Spain

1,348

0.24

1,251

0.22

1,227

0.23

1,383

0.25

1,347

0.23

-0.8

13. Australia

1,194

0.36

1,074

0.28

1,076

0.28

998

0.28

981

0.26

-1.6

14. Switzerland

1,084

0.34

1,026

0.34

839

0.32

888

0.33

976

0.35

11.9

15. Belgium

1,034

0.38

913

0.34

764

0.31

878

0.35

753

0.30

-11.6

16. Austria

767

0.33

557

0.24

531

0.26

506

0.24

482

0.26

9.6

17. Finland

388

0.32

408

0.34

379

0.33

396

0.32

402

0.32

4.9

18. Portugal

258

0.25

218

0.21

250

0.25

259

0.24

274

0.25

8.1

19. Greece[4]

-

-

-

-

-

-

179

0.15

260

0.21

46.3

20. Ireland

153

0.29

179

0.31

187

0.31

205

0.31

241

0.31

22.8

21. New Zealand

123

0.23

122

0.21

145

0.25

130

0.27

134

0.27

4.1

22. Luxembourg

65

0.36

82

0.44

87

0.50

106

0.61

115

0.64

5.9

DAC Countries

58,882

0.27

55,438

0.25

47,580

0.22

51,521

0.23

55,993

0.24

4.9

[1]Preliminary.

[2]Development Assistance Committee members are progressively inroducing the new System of National Accounts. This is leading to slight upward revisions of GNP and corresponding falls in reported ODA/GNP ratios.

[3]Taking account of both inflation and exchange rate movements.

[4]Greece became a DAC member in 1999.

Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

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