Today the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) released preliminary 2014 net Official Development Assistance (ODA) estimates. The data again shows that the United States led all other donors according to preliminary 2014 estimates, with $32.73 billion in net assistance, another record level. The United States provided $27.02 billion in bilateral aid and $5.53 billion in core contributions to multilateral organizations supporting development, which is historically the highest level of any donor country. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Treasury together delivered 94 percent of total U.S. development assistance disbursements in 2014.
2014 ODA levels are preliminary estimates for the DAC Advance Questionnaire. Assistance data will be reconciled with U.S. Government agencies in the coming weeks for incomplete, missing, questionable or to-be-revised data and for conformance with DAC reporting directives. Final ODA levels for 2014 and prior years will change by September after consultations with implementing U.S. Government agencies and the DAC Secretariat.
U.S. 2014 Calendar Year Assistance Highlights:
• The United States again provided more aid than any other donor country in the world in the 2014
• U.S. aid over this period increased $1.23 billion to $32.73 billion from 2013 levels, a historic high for all donors.
• U.S. bilateral assistance to other countries was $27.02 billion in 2014, an increase of $820 million over 2013.
• U.S. contributions to multilateral organizations supporting development totaled $5.53 billion in 2014, an increase of $420 million over 2013.
• USAID and the U.S. Departments of State; Health and Human Services; and Treasury distributed 94 percent or $30.6 billion of 2014 aid.