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DAC List of ODA Recipients


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The DAC List of ODA Recipients shows all countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance (ODA). These consist of all low and middle income countries based on gross national income (GNI) per capita as published by the World Bank, with the exception of G8 members, EU members, and countries with a firm date for entry into the EU. The list also includes all of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as defined by the United Nations (UN).

Updates to the list

The DAC revises the list every three years. Countries that have exceeded the high-income threshold for three consecutive years at the time of the review are removed.*

The DAC List presents countries and territories in groups. The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as defined by the United Nations are in the first column; the other columns show all other ODA recipients according to their Gross National Income (GNI) per capita as reported by the World Bank at the time of the triennial review.

* During the 2023 triennial review of the List, the DAC:

  • agreed to defer the decision to graduate Montserrat until October 2025, based on reliable GNI per capita data to be submitted to the OECD by the latest on 1 July 2025. Montserrat will thus remain on the DAC List of ODA Recipients for 2024 and 2025. Based on the available GNI data, the Secretariat will make a recommendation to the DAC in October 2025. If graduation is recommended, this will be effective as of 1 January 2026.
  • approved the graduation of Nauru from the DAC List of ODA Recipients and agreed to defer the date of effect of its graduation until 1 January 2026. Accordingly, Nauru will remain on the DAC List of ODA Recipients for 2024 and 2025. In January 2026, the DAC will update the DAC List of ODA Recipients to reflect Nauru’s graduation.

These updates to the DAC List of ODA Recipients are separate from the next Triennial review of the DAC List.

The next review of the DAC List will take place in the second half of 2026.  If Guyana and Panama remain a high-income country until 2025, they will be proposed for graduation from the List in the 2026 review.

The current list of Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) is available on the IMF site.

  • DAC List of ODA Recipient for reporting on aid in 2024 and 2025: pdf; csv
  • DAC List of ODA Recipients for reporting on aid in 2022 and 2023: pdf; csv
  • Former Lists are available at the bottom of the information note about the history of the DAC List of Aid Recipients.

ODA eligibility

Membership of the OECD or the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) does not affect eligibility to receive ODA. Several OECD members have been on the DAC List for many years and continue to receive ODA. Currently, no DAC members are on the list, but the DAC has made clear that leaving the list is not a requirement for DAC membership. Likewise, the provision of statistics to the DAC Secretariat has no bearing on a country's eligibility to receive ODA. Today, there are a number of countries that are both significant providers and recipients of ODA - e.g. Turkey and Thailand, both of which report their flows to the DAC.


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