Over the years, some countries have evolved from being recipients of aid to donors of aid. While statistics on aid from these new donors, who are not required to report to the OECD, are not wholly reliable and the line between aid, investment and trade is blurred, there is some resistance to this change.
Some argue these countries shouldn't receive aid if they can afford give large amounts of aid. Britain, for example, announced that it will be stopping aid to Russia and China as it is no longer justifiable in light of their fast growing economies.
This map tracks developmental assistance to and from these countries, excluding humanitarian aid but including debt relief.
This map tracks Canada's humanitarian aid. Sharp increases often correspond to humanitarian crises like floods or earthquakes. For example, aid to Indonesia and surrounding countries increased in 2005 following a devastating tsunami in the region.