Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal    
OECD DAC Profiles (see also OECD statistics and Countries' official aid web sites )
Donor Country Top Region Receiving Aid (2003-2004) Top 10 States Receiving Aid (2003-2004) Top Project Receiving Aid (2003-2004) Official Government Policy and Strategic Priorities
Australia Other Asia (not Central or South) and Oceania Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Iraq, China, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Bangladesh Social Infrastructure
  • Strengthening political governance, stimulating broad-based economic growth, and addressing constraints to development, particularly for fragile states,
  • Humanitarian action policy,
  • International HIV/AIDS strategy,
  • Volunteers and Australian development cooperation, Safe water guide a framework and guidance for managing water quality
Austria Sub-Saharan Africa Poland, Cameroon, Serbia-Montenegro, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ghana, Bulgaria, Hungary Education, Health, Population
  • Western Balkans, where Austria supports the implementation of the countries’ European perspective in line with the individual progress made
  • Strategic Partnership with the Russian Federation
  • Supporting all initiatives aimed at creating peace, stability and wealth in the Mediterranean region and in the neighboring countries of the Near and Middle East.
  • Respect for international law, particularly with a view to universal respect for human rights and the rights of minorities,
  • Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the strengthening of the relevant organizations and control regimes (IAEA, OPCW, CTBTO; HCOC) as well as the fight against land mines,
  • Combating international terrorism
Belgium Sub-Saharan Africa Dem. Rep. Congo, Cameroon, Burundi, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Bolivia, Tanzania, South Africa, Senegal Debt Relief
  • Basic healthcare, including reproductive health;
  • Education and training;
  • Agriculture and food safety;
  • Basic infrastructure;
  • Conflict prevention and social consolidation, including support for respect for human
  • dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms
Canada Unspecified Afghanistan, Iraq, Poland, Ethiopia, Dem. Rep. Congo, Bangladesh, China, Mali, Ghana, Tanzania Education, Health, Population
  • The geographic programs are the government-to-government programs of assistance between Canada and the developing countries of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Health and Basic Education
  • Governance
  • Private Sector Development
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Institutional Strengthening
Denmark Sub-Saharan Africa Tanzania, Vietnam, Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana, Bangladesh, Zambia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Egypt Social Infrastructure
  • Promotion of the UN Millennium Development Goals
  • Economic growth
  • Strengthened environmental efforts
  • Global climate change
  • Human rights and democracy
  • Regions of origin for refugees and IDPs
European Union Sub-Saharan Africa Poland, Romania, Serbia-Montenegro, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Czech Rep., Hungary, Afghanistan, Palestinian Adm. Areas Social Infrastructure
  • Poverty eradication
  • Pursuit of MDGs
  • Promotion of democracy
  • Good governance
  • Human rights
  • Aid effectiveness
Finland Sub-Saharan Africa Mozambique, Russia, Tanzania, Afghanistan, South Africa, Namibia, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Serbia-Montenegro Social Infrastructure
  • Promotion of global security
  • Reduction of widespread poverty
  • Promotion of human rights and democracy
  • Prevention of global environmental problems
  • Promotion of economic dialogue
Long-term partner countries include Mozambique, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nepal, Kenya, Nicaragua, Zambia, Egypt, Namibia and Peru.
France Sub-Saharan Africa Dem. Rep. Congo, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Senegal, Cameroon, Madagascar, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland, Mayotte Debt Relief
  • Improved access to basic services, ie clean water, transportation, electricity
  • Improved governance
  • Protection of natural resources
  • Human and social development in health and education
  • Poverty reduction through economic development
  • Africa takes the highest percentage of French foreign aid with 54%
  • Asia takes 31%
  • 7% of aid is given to the Middle East
  • and 8% is set aside for non-specific or communal programs
Germany Sub-Saharan Africa China, Dem. Rep. Congo, Nicaragua, Cameroon, Indonesia, India, Zambia, Egypt, Serbia-Montenegro, Turkey Health, Education, Population
  • Debt relief
  • Education
  • Food security
  • Health, combating AIDS, population policy
  • Microcredit
  • Peacebuilding
  • Poverty
  • Protecting the environment
  • Human rights, democracy, participation, good governance
  • Globalisation and Trade
  • Cooperation with the private sector
Greece Europe Albania, Serbia-Montenegro, states ex. Yugoslavia unsp., Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq, Georgia, Romania, Turkey Social Infrastructure
  • social sector
  • basic education
  • vocational training involving young people and women in particular
  • environmental protection
  • agricultural growth
  • housing, material and technical infrastructure
  • sectors producing income and substantially reducing the level of poverty
  • small infrastructure and local business initiatives aiming at the promotion of employment
  • human rights
  • gender equality
  • democratic institutions
  • strengthening of local communities and participatory decentralized growth
Ireland Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Lesotho, Sudan, Kenya, Palestinian Adm. Areas Education, Health, Population To follow the MDG

  • reduction of poverty
  • inequality
  • exclusion in developing countries
Italy Sub-Saharan Africa Dem. Rep. Congo, China, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia, Palestinian Adm. Areas, Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Nicaragua Debt Relief
  • alleviate world poverty
  • good governance
  • peacekeeping initiatives
  • NePAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development)
  • economic development
Japan Other Asia (not South or Central) and Oceania China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Ghana, Iraq, Malaysia, Sri Lanka Debt Relief
  • Poverty
  • Hunger
  • Refugees
  • Natural disasters
  • Environment
  • Water management
Luxembourg Sub-Saharan Africa Cape Verde, Vietnam, Laos, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Nicaragua, Mali, Namibia, El Salvador, Niger Health, Education, Population Sectors:

  • Agriculture and rural development
  • Education, literacy and training
  • Water and sanitation
  • Development of the private sector
  • Health and the social sector
Geographical Regions:

  • El Salvador
  • Nicaragua
  • Cape Verde
  • Senegal
  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Namibia
  • Laos
  • Vietnam
Netherlands Sub-Saharan Africa Dem. Rep. Congo, Ghana, Iraq, Tanzania, India, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Uganda, Bangladesh, Ethiopia Unspecified In bilateral approaches with 36 partner countries:

  • Education
  • Water
  • Environment
  • Reproductive health
New Zealand Other Asia (not South or Central) and Oceania Solomon Islands, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Tokelau, Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga Education, Health, Population
Norway Sub-Saharan Africa Afghanistan, Tanzania, Mozambique, Palestinian Adm. Areas, Sudan, Serbia-Montenegro, Uganda, Iraq, Somalia, Zambia Social Infrastructure
  • Health
  • ICT and development
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Education
Portugal Sub-Saharan Africa Angola, Cape Verde, Timor-Leste, Mozambique, Sao Tome & Principe, Iraq, Guinea-Bissau, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sierra Leone, Dem. Rep. Congo Debt Relief  
Spain Latin America & Caribbean Nicaragua, Bolivia, Morocco, China, Honduras, Peru, Turkey, Iraq, Argentina, Ecuador Social Infrastructure  
Sweden Unspecified Dem. Rep.. Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Russia, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Uganda, Palestinian Adm. Areas, Serbia-Montenegro Social Infrastructure
  • Reducing poverty through economic growth
  • Education and health
  • Natural resouces and the environment
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Economic reform
  • Support of Swedish NGO’s
  • Research
  • Human rights and democracy
Switzerland Unspecified Serbia-Montenegro, India, Tanzania, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Dem. Rep. Congo, Peru Bolivia, Afghanistan, Nicaragua Emergency Aid
  • Crisis prevention and management  
  • Good governance
  • Income promotion and employment
  • Social justice
  • Natural resource protection
United Kingdom Sub-Saharan Africa India, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Iraq, Ghana, Zambia, Dem. Rep. Congo, Afghanistan, Malawi, South Africa Unspecified
  • Halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger
  • Ensure that all children receive primary education
  • Promote sexual equality and give women a stronger voice
  • Reduce child death rates
  • Improve the health of mothers
  • Combat HIV & AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Make sure the environment is protected
  • Build a global partnership for those working in development
United States Middle East and North Africa Iraq, Dem. Rep. Congo, Egypt, Russia, Jordan, Afghanistan Pakistan, Colombia, Israel, Ethiopia Social Infrastructure
  • Promote Transformational Development
  • Strengthen Fragile States
  • Support Strategic States
  • Provide Humanitarian Relief
  • Address Global Issues and Other Special, Self-standing Concerns
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