The world’s most indebted country, the United States, is expected to be the biggest recipient of aid from the World Bank next year, according to a study by the think tank.
The report by the Center for American Progress found that the US spends an average of $14,200 per capita on international aid, compared with $11,500 in the next-highest-ranked country, China.
But the report’s authors also found that aid from China has become more expensive over the past decade.
While the US spent an average $3,200 on international development aid per capita in 2020, by 2020 it would have spent an extra $3.4 billion, the report said.
The OECD estimated that China’s aid budget will increase by $4.3 billion in 2019 and $5.6 billion in 2020.
The United States’ aid is currently pegged at $2.7 trillion, according the report.
It said the US was the second-largest recipient of US aid after the UK.
The think tank said the report was part of a larger effort to gauge global aid spending, with a focus on countries that have become more economically active.