The Gambia: 15.87% of national income
The importance of aid in the Gambia stems from it being the main source of capital flows and financing for investments, as well as its impact on macroeconomic stability. Between 2000 and 2013, there were 3,007 official development assistance projects in the country, of which $499.86 million were spent. The impact of aid withdrawal was seen following the EU’s decision in 2014 to block €13 million ($14.6 million) of aid due to lack of progress in several areas of human rights, including the introduction of a tough law against homosexuality. In the same year, the number of Gambians claiming asylum in Europe trebled to 11,515, according to EU data.