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Aid - looking at the dataEvaluation of foreign aid


Visit the OECD statistics website(you can do this in the window below or follow the previous link to look at the page in a separate window).


  1. Find out about your country and its involvement in official development assistance. Is it an aid donor or receiver?
  2. How much aid does it give or receive?
  3. The United Nation recommends that donor countries should give 0.7% of their national income. If your country is a donor country, does it meet the United Nations target? If not, what proportion of the national income does it donate?
  4. How much above or below the UN target is it?
  5. Complete the same exercise for two other donor countries, so as to make a comparison.
  6. Are they above or below the UN level?
  7. Why does it matter if the majority of donor countries are below the UN target level?