Top 10 Countries Receiving Foreign Aid In Africa

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Written by Keren Mikva
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1. Ethiopia – $3.261 billion

Ethiopia remains the largest recipient of international aid in Africa by a long shot, receiving more than $3 billion in 2012. The country reported a gross domestic product of $46.87 billion in 2013. It has an average gross national income per capita of $470 for its 94.10 million people, of whom 29.6 percent live below the poverty line. Development aid in Ethiopia is targeted at building a more extensive infrastructure for agricultural production, which would help target food insecurity and hopefully decrease poverty within the country. Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation plan, outlined by the government in 2010, hopes to have the country reach middle-income status by 2015.