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“Self-reliance is the order of the day, and it is valid both in the present phase of our liberation struggle and for the future society that we intend to build.”

– Isaias Afewerki

This tool has been developed to track Eritrea’s self-reliant economy. Data is being collected to track how much money Eritrea has received since its independence in the form of loans and donations. This page will be updated frequently, and submissions can be made at the bottom of this page.

2022

Date: Jan 6, 2022
Amount: USD $15.7 million

Description: China provides Eritrea $100 million yuan.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220106170918/https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3162358/china-slams-sanctions-new-african-belt-and-road-partner-eritrea-it

2021

Date: Aug 5, 2021
Amount: USD $96,288

Description: WHO Eritrea Donates IT Equipment.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20210805115053/https://reliefweb.int/report/eritrea/who-eritrea-donated-it-equipment-worth-96288-usd-moh

2020

Date: February 26, 2020
Amount: USD $17.2 million

Description: The Global Partnership for Education provides Eritrea USD $17.2 million.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20211205000614/https://www.globalpartnership.org/news/us347-million-mobilized-improve-childrens-education-eight-countries

2019

Date: Jun 27, 2019
Amount: USD $29.3 million

Description: IFAD, Germany, Global Environment Facility, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides Eritrea USD $29.3 million.

SOURCE: https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/-/news/eritrea-receives-us-15-million-ifad-grant-to-boost-fisheries-sector-and-nutrition

2018

Date: 2018
Amount: Unknown

Description: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development provides a loan to support Eritrea’s economy.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129052708/https://www.adfd.ae/english/Projects/ProjectMap/Pages/newProjectDetails.aspx?name=1003

2017

Date: 2017
Amount: AED $147 million

Description: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development provides necessary medical and educational equipment.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129043638/https://www.adfd.ae/Lists/PublicationsDocuments/Country%20Reports/ADFD-Eritrea-En.pdf

2016
2015

Date: Mar 4, 2015
Amount: USD $19 million

Description: The African Development Fund supports Eritrea’s education sector.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129055720/https://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/afdb-approves-us-19-million-in-loans-and-grants-to-boost-skills-of-tradespeople-and-agro-scientists-in-eritrea-14016

Date: 2015
Amount: AED $51 million

Description: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development funds the construction of three solar power plants.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129043638/https://www.adfd.ae/Lists/PublicationsDocuments/Country%20Reports/ADFD-Eritrea-En.pdf

Date: 2015
Amount: AED $137 million

Description: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development provides financing for the purchase of heavy equipment and construction machinery.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129043638/https://www.adfd.ae/Lists/PublicationsDocuments/Country%20Reports/ADFD-Eritrea-En.pdf

Date: July 7, 2015
Amount: RMB $6 million

Description: China sends medical team to conduct over 300 cataract surgeries, surgical equipment, medicines and other materials.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220223062109/https://china.aiddata.org/projects/56088/

2014

Date: 2014
Amount: USD $98.6 million

Description: China issues loan to expand Hirgigo Power Plant.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220223064311/https://china.aiddata.org/projects/52967/

2013
2012

Date: 2012
Amount: AED $184 million

Description: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development provides a loan to Eritrea to help pay its debts.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129051900/https://www.adfd.ae/english/Projects/ProjectMap/Pages/newProjectDetails.aspx?name=622

2011

Date: Dec 16, 2011
Amount: USD $19.2 million

Description: The African Development Fund supports the education sector in Eritrea.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129055610/https://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/the-african-development-fund-supports-the-education-sector-in-eritrea-with-a-usd-19-2-million-grant-8747

2010

Date: Sep 4, 2010
Amount: USD $6 million

Description: China issues loan for food security initiatives.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220223070533/https://china.aiddata.org/projects/588/

2009

Date: 2009
Amount: AED $73 million

Description: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development issues a loan to Eritrea for its agriculture projects.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129043638/https://www.adfd.ae/Lists/PublicationsDocuments/Country%20Reports/ADFD-Eritrea-En.pdf

2008
2007

Date: Jun 25, 2007
Amount: RMB 352.5 million

Description: China issues Eritrea a loan to build Gedem Cement Factory.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220223053213/https://china.aiddata.org/projects/568/

2005

Date: Mar 2, 2005
Amount: USD $28.5 million

Description: ADF contributes to Eritrea’s education sector.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129054148/https://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/adf-contributes-to-education-sector-development-in-eritrea-4122

Date: Mar 4, 2005
Amount: SR $75 million

Description: Saudi Fund for Development issues Eritrea a loan to finance a project of supplying drinking water to the city of Keren.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129065527/https://www.arabnews.com/node/263237

2003

Date: May 6, 2003
Amount: USD $2 million

Description: China issues Eritrea aid to be used for economic & technical sectors.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220223053907/https://china.aiddata.org/projects/554/

2002

Date: Jan 9, 2002
Amount: USD $2.4 million

Description: China grants Eritrea USD $2.4 million for economic & technical projects.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220223150309/https://china.aiddata.org/projects/497/

2001

Date: Jun 15, 2001
Amount: USD $3 million

Description: China grants Eritrea 3 million USD for unspecified projects.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220223060100/https://china.aiddata.org/projects/494/

Date: Jul 19, 2001
Amount: USD $16.64 million

Description: Saudi Arabia issues Eritrea a loan for development purposes.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129064539/https://allafrica.com/stories/200107190336.html

2000

Date: Jul 19, 2000
Amount: RMB $80 million

Description: China issues loan to build Orotta Hospital.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220223065750/https://china.aiddata.org/projects/493/

1999
1998
1997
1996
1995

Date: 1995
Amount: AED $104 million

Description: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development issues a loan to Eritrea for its power plant projects.

SOURCE: https://web.archive.org/web/20220129043638/https://www.adfd.ae/Lists/PublicationsDocuments/Country%20Reports/ADFD-Eritrea-En.pdf

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1993
1992
1991
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