Devex Examines Germany’s Foreign Aid Budget

Devex: Germany, foreign aid, and the elusive 0.7%
“In 2016, Germany became the world’s second-largest aid donor by volume — but as the country grapples with its new role as a development leader, the debate over the future of its aid budget is far from settled. … Germany is likely to remain the second-largest contributor of official development assistance — behind the United States and ahead of the United Kingdom — a point the finance ministry likes to tout. But civil society groups said the small budget increase for 2020 and the failure to commit to the 0.7% spending target undercuts the country’s claim to prioritize development…” (Green, 8/8).