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Poorest Nations Receive Less Than One-Third Of Global Development Aid, ONE Report Shows

News outlets discuss findings from the ONE Campaign’s 2015 DATA Report.

Agence France-Presse: Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: report
“The world’s poorest nations, the bulk of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are receiving less than a third of development aid, and this support is waning, a non-governmental organization founded by U2 frontman Bono said Tuesday…” (5/26).

Financial Times: Rich nations told they are failing world’s poorest
“…Nearly half of the population in the world’s least developed countries (LDCs), such as Liberia and Haiti, live in conditions of extreme poverty. However, the proportion of total development aid going to these states has fallen from more than 31 percent to 30.3 percent, ONE, an advocacy group, shows in its annual DATA report…” (Giugliano, 5/26).

Reuters: Poorest nations, not just richest, must act to end extreme poverty — campaigners
“…Increasing that share of the aid to 50 percent would have made an extra $26.5 billion available last year for the world’s poorest people, the report found. ONE also urged the [OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)] countries to meet the United Nations target of spending 0.7 percent of their national wealth on ODA by 2020. Only Britain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Luxembourg have met the target to date, according to the DAC…” (Guilbert, 5/26).

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