Many different states and international bodies give aid to Kenya. The UK’s relative importance as a donor has quite naturally declined since independence. In 1964 well over 80 per cent of all Kenya’s official aid receipts came from the UK, compared with under a half of aid gross and 22.6 per cent of aid net of amortisation in 1972. West Germany and the United States have remained significant donors for much of the independence period and a development has been the emergence of the Scandinavians and the Dutch as important donors. The World Bank group has been a very important donor of financial aid with a tendency in recent years for credits by the International Development Association (IDA) to decline in importance compared to IBRD lending, so hardening the terms of multilateral aid to Kenya.