Regional Aid Profile Western Africa 2018

This profile cross-examines the trends in official development assistance (ODA) for the West African region. It begins by highlighting the amounts of net ODA flowing into West Africa. It assesses the average net ODA received per capita in West African countries. It also reveals West Africa's average ODA percentage (%) of gross national income (GNI). In this regard, the profile considers 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 East Africa. The trends in ODA profiled are for the period 2012 to 2016. The profile ends by proffering policy recommendations.