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Multilateral Organizations, Select Aggregates and Distributions, 1960-97

1960-69 1970-79 1980-89 1990-97
Millions of dollars
Total resource flows, net 51,298 108,738 189,762 361,021
Official development assistance, net 34,637 40,103 83,814 78,038
Bilateral grants, net 22,234 17,337 54,554 65,758
Bilateral loans, net 8,502 12,070 7,540 -8,065
Multilateral grants, subscriptions, and lending, net 3,902 10,697 21,720 20,345
Other official flows, net 1,590 6,696 3,904 3,964
Private flows at market terms, net 15,070 54,040 86,143 258,320
Direct investment abroad, net 9,811 32,864 45,385 150,783
Securities and bank credits, net 5,259 18,806 31,174 98,259
Grants by nongovernmental organizations, net n.a. 7,899 15,901 20,698
Percent
Distribution:
Official development assistance, net 68 37 44 22
Bilateral grants, net 43 16 29 18
Bilateral loans, net 17 11 4 -2
Multilateral grants, subscriptions, and lending, net 8 10 11 6
Other official flows, net 3 6 2 1
Private flows at market terms, net 29 50 45 72
Direct investment abroad, net 19 30 24 42
Securities and bank credits, net 10 17 16 27
Grants by nongovernmental organizations, net n.a. 7 8 6
Percent of GNP at current prices:/1/
Total resource flows, net .7 .7 .5 .7
Official flows, net/2/ .5 .3 .2 .2
Private flows, net/3/ .2 .4 .3 .5
Geographic distribution:
Official development assistance, net bilateral:
Europe 7 2 2 1
Africa 12 17 32 36
America 18 11 16 16
Asia 59 56 33 28
Oceania 1 3 3 2
Unspecified/4/ 3 12 15 15
Private flows at market terms, net bilateral:
Europe n.a. 7 4 1
Africa n.a. 6 6 3
America n.a. 73 67 58
Asia n.a. 14 23 39
Oceania n.a. (*) (*)
Unspecified n.a.

* Less than 0.5 percent.

n.a. Not available.

  1. Percentages based on cumulative totals for both GNP and select aggregates.
  2. Includes both official development assistance and other official flows.
  3. Includes both private flows at market terms and grants by nongovernmental organizations.
  4. Includes multi-regional disbursements and administrative costs of agencies dedicated to foreign assistance.

NOTE.—Flows are on a net disbursements basis. Part I countries are the "traditional" developing countries on the Development Assistance Committee List of Aid Recipients to which aid can be counted as official development assistance.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, from information made available by operating agencies.

GNP Gross national product