Types of Assistance
- Investments in
Key Figures 2013
US$1.7 billion 2012
US$33 million 2012
Contributions to UN
US$9.2 million 2012
Key FactsAs a donor
- In 2013, India provided US$3 million for humanitarian emergencies, making it the 36th largest government donor of official humanitarian assistance.
- Over the past decade, India has been the 34th largest government provider of humanitarian assistance. Its annual humanitarian assistance decreased by 5% in 2013. It peaked at US$36 million in 2010, in response to flooding in Pakistan.
- India gave the equivalent of 0.04% of its GNI as foreign assistance in 2011.
- 25% of India’s overall humanitarian assistance in the last 10 years has gone to countries in the Middle East. In this period the largest recipients of its humanitarian assistance have been Pakistan (US$26 million), Afghanistan (US$25 million) and Iraq (US$20 million).
- In 2011 the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) researched India’s role as a humanitarian donor, highlighting challenges and opportunities. In an effort to improve the transparency of its foreign aid operations, the Indian government has established a new body for governing outgoing development assistance, the Development Partnership Administration (DPA).
- India endorsed IATI at the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in December 2011.
- Humanitarian assistance and official development assistance (ODA) can be viewed in the wider context of resource flows that can be mobilised in Development Initiatives’ Investments to End Poverty (ITEP) report – India country profile.
- In 2012, India received US$33 million in international humanitarian assistance, making it the 46th largest recipient. Initial estimates for 2013 total US$18 million.
- Between 2004 and 2013 India received on average US$54 million a year in humanitarian assistance. Humanitarian assistance peaked in 2005 at US$156.1 million, when it was the 15th largest recipient. International humanitarian assistance to India decreased by 1% in 2013.
- Between 2003 and 2012 India received US$19 billion in ODA, making it the seventh largest recipient. Humanitarian assistance on average accounted for just 3% of this funding in this same period.
- The EU institutions (US$172 million) were the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to India between 2003 and 2012, followed by the United States (US$69 million) and Norway (US$60 million). The EU institutions provided 24% of all humanitarian assistance to India in this 10-year period.
Types of Assistance
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