Regional Aid Profile Southern Africa 2018

This profile gives an assessment of the trends in Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the Southern African region. It begins by cataloguing the trends in ODA to the Southern Region. In the same context the profile evaluates the average Net ODA Received Per Capita in the region. It also assesses the average ODA as a percentage (%) of Gross National Income (GNI). The profile also deliberates on the 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 Southern Africa. The trends in ODA reviewed fall under the period 2012 to 2016. The profile concludes by proffering policy recommendations.