Global Development Assistance Increased In 2015 But Falls Behind Global Needs

Humanosphere: Global aid spending is up, but some of it is staying at home
Humanosphere correspondent Tom Murphy discusses findings from a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on global spending on development assistance, writing, “The OECD’s 2015 data on official development assistance showed a total of $131.4 billion. Adjusting for inflation, it is a 6.6 percent increase over 2014 spending. Of that total, $12.1 billion was spent on ‘in-donor refugee costs,’ according to the ONE Campaign. That money never left the borders of the donor countries, but was included as development assistance in the OECD analysis. Subtracting that figure would mean that aid levels increased by 1.4 percent. Regardless, spending is not keeping up with increasing global needs…” (1/6).