Outside the DAC, many OECD-reporting donors look close to home

Children benefit from humanitarian aid sent by the Israeli government in Haiti following the earthquake in 2010. Israel is just one of the 18 non-DAC donors that report their aid figures to OECD. Photo by: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs / CC BY-NC

Discussions of donors that are outside of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — an ever-evolving group that has come to be known under the all-encompassing term “emerging donors” — have typically included China, India, Brazil and South Africa. These donors do not report details about their development cooperation to the OECD, which estimates the size of their aid programs.

Still, more non-DAC donors — 18 in total — actually report their aid figures to the OECD: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

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