Several years after bursting onto the development scene, emerging donors are showing few signs of slowing down. Despite modest growth at home, BRIC nations have largely stayed the course in expanding the scale and reach of their aid programs worldwide. Meanwhile, Turkey and Arab donors have stepped up their aid engagement in the Middle East even further, determined to capitalize on the regional power vacuum left by the Arab Spring.
Beyond the BRICs and other emerging economies, however, there are a number of up-and-coming donors that have entered the fray but have mostly eluded the attention and scrutiny of the development community. Here are five of those donors.