Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden combined) Population 25,5 million, $14 billion USD: 549. (I've excluded Iceland, as they weren't listed in the post above)
5½ times as much per capita, according to the above OECD figures.
You're missing the point. The figures only count "Official Development Assistance" (ODA) aid.
From the link I provided above:
In other words, ODA needs to contain the three elements:
(a) undertaken by the official sector;
( with promotion of economic development and welfare as the main objective; and
© at concessional financial terms (if a loan, having a grant element of at least 25 per cent).
This definition is used to exclude development aid from the two other categories of aid from DAC members:
- Official Aid (OA): Flows which meet conditions of eligibility for inclusion in Official Development Assistance (ODA), other than the fact that the recipients are on Part II of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) List of Aid Recipients.
- Other Official Flows (OOF): Transactions by the official sector with countries on the List of Aid Recipients which do not meet the conditions for eligibility as Official Development Assistance or Official Aid, either because they are not primarily aimed at development, or because they have a grant element of less than 25 per cent.
If a donor country accords a grant or a concessional loan to Afghanistan it is classified as ODA, because it is on the Part I list.
If a donor country accords a grant or a concessional loan to Bahrain it is classified as OA, because it is on the Part II list.
If a donor country gives military assistance to any other country or territory it is classified as OOF, because it is not aimed at development.
In effect, much of the aid provided by the US would not be counted under this system. For example, NAFTA - the free trade agreement with Mexico. The US invested 327 billion dollars in 2009 (the last year I can find figures for) in Mexican industry. This is pure development aid, but is not counted under the ODA system.
That 327 billion dollars is TEN TIMES the amount counted by ODA, and is just an example of aid to one developing nation.