Aid and private giving

A request has flooded in for the figures for my previous posting ("Is America stingy with aid?"). So I have worked out league tables for the industrialised countries which rank countries according to:

  • public and private giving measured in total dollars (the US is ranked 1st of 22)
  • public and private giving as a percent of national income (the US is 21st out of 22)
  • public and private giving per head of donor population (the US is 12th out of 22)

You can see the league tables here. You may also want to look at this Center for Global Development briefing note about current aid figures, and at the Center for Global Development Commitment to Development index which adjusts total aid flows according the quality of that aid.

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