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Institutional Donor Aid And Costs Highest Ever In 2010, Report Says

“Institutional donor aid in 2010 was at its highest-ever level – US$16.7 billion – but so were aid costs,” according to preliminary estimates in the annual report of the international aid watchdog Development Initiatives, which was released on Wednesday, IRIN reports. The article summarizes several findings from the report, including that “the top five aid recipients – Sudan, oPt [occupied Palestinian territory], Iraq, Afghanistan and Ethiopia – have remained among the top 10 aid recipients over the past decade” (7/20).