Africa, the world’s most aid-dependent continent, has received substantial financial assistance from various donor countries and international institutions. This aid is intended to address a wide range of development challenges, including poverty alleviation, healthcare improvement, infrastructure development, education, and more. Foreign aid in Africa has a long history dating back to the colonial period when European powers provided assistance to their colonies in the form of infrastructure development and social services.
However, modern foreign aid in Africa gained prominence after the end of colonialism in the mid-20th century. Newly independent African nations sought financial support from both Western and Eastern blocs during the Cold War era, leading to significant geopolitical competition for influence on the continent. Foreign aid has both positive and negative aspects, and its effectiveness depends on various factors, including governance, accountability, and the alignment of aid with recipient countries’ priorities.
Here are the top 10 countries receiving the most foreign aid in Africa.
|5.||Cote d’Ivoire||1.07 billion|
|6.||Democratic Republic of the Congo||807 million|
|7.||South Africa||657 million|