Factbox: Aid to Africa

(BestGrowthStock) – A rich-country budget crunch is likely to put a squeeze on aid to sub-Saharan Africa amounting to $49 a head in 2008, or equivalent to 21 percent of overall non-aid government revenue.

Following are 2008 figures from the World Bank for some of the continent’s key or more aid-dependent economies:

OVERALL SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Gross Domestic Product — $754 billion

Government revenue — 24 percent of GDP, or $181 billion

Net aid — $38 billion

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa’s largest economy

Gross Domestic Product — $255 billion

Government revenue — 27 percent of GDP, or $69 billion

Net Aid — $718 million #

NIGERIA – Africa’s largest oil producer

Gross Domestic Product — $147 billion

Government revenue — 34 percent of GDP, or $50 billion

Net aid — $11 billion

ZAMBIA — Africa’s largest copper producer

Gross Domestic Product — $11 billion

Government revenue — 17 percent of GDP, or $1.9 billion

Net aid — $1.4 billion

KENYA — East Africa’s biggest economy

Gross Domestic Product — $23 billion

Government revenue — 24 percent of GDP, or $5.5 billion

Net aid — $940 million

GHANA – About to become an oil-producer

Gross Domestic Product — $13 billion

Government revenue — 21 percent of GDP, or $2.7 billion

Net aid — $1.2 billion

UGANDA – Likely to become an oil-producer in 2015

Gross Domestic Product — $9.5 billion

Government revenue — 13 percent of GDP, or $1.2 billion

Net aid — $1.5 billion

LIBERIA – Africa’s most aid-dependent state

Gross Domestic Product — $614 million

Government revenue — 5 percent of GDP, or $31 million

Net aid — $270 million

Factbox: Aid to Africa