Top 10 Countries Receiving Foreign Aid In Africa

Written by Keren Mikva

3. Tanzania – $2.831 billion

Tanzania had a gross domestic product of $33.23 billion in 2013, but 28.2 percent of its population of 49.25 million people lives below the poverty line, with an average gross national income per capita of $630. Approximately 33 percent of government spending is financed by foreign aid, but the country continues to be plagued by aid ineffectiveness. Several projects were launched as recently as 2007 in an attempt to increase effectiveness and transparency of aid, as well as the government’s project and planning capacity. These projects include the Joint Assistance Strategy (JAST) and the Aid Management Platform (AMP).