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Savage budget cuts pull Australia down in foreign aid rankings

Savage budget cuts pull Australia down in foreign aid rankings | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
On every measure of generosity there is, Australia's foreign aid ranking is falling behind that of other advanced countries.
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Pascal Corbé's curator insight, May 9, 3:27 AM
"The 2016-17 budget imposed a further cut of A$224 million. When the global donor rankings are updated next year, this additional cut, combined with the second half of the A$1 billion 2015-16 cut, is likely to drag Australia down even further.
"The 2016-17 budget imposed a further cut of A$224 million. When the global donor rankings are updated next year, this additional cut, combined with the second half of the A$1 billion 2015-16 cut, is likely to drag Australia down even further."
 
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Iceland Below Average in Aid Contributions

Iceland Below Average in Aid Contributions | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Worldwide development aid topped USD 131.6 billion (ISK 16,400 billion) last year—which is a 6.9 percent increase on the year before. That figure includes a near-doubling of funding towards helping refugees, up to USD 12 billion (ISK 1,500 billion).
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OECD findings: Luxembourg exceeds UN official development assistance target

OECD findings: Luxembourg exceeds UN official development assistance target | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Luxemburger Wort - Luxembourg is one of only six countries in the OECD development assistance committee to have exceeded the UN's official development assistance (ODA) target in 2015.
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Baisse «spectaculaire» de l’aide publique belge au développement en 2015

Baisse «spectaculaire» de l’aide publique belge au développement en 2015 | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
L’aide publique au développement (APD) fournie par la Belgique a enregistré en 2015 une baisse de 7,8%, à 1,89 milliard de dollars, ressort-il mercredi de données publiées par l’Or [...]
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The countries that spend the most in foreign aid

The countries that spend the most in foreign aid | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
The UK was one of only six wealthy nations to hit the UN foreign aid target in 2015 as some governments diverted cash to deal with the migration crisis, new figures show.

Coming second only to the US in the total amount donated, Britain gave a larger proportion of its wealth in aid than 22 other developed nations, according to the latest survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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The rise of global aid in 2015, and the fall of Australia - Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre

The rise of global aid in 2015, and the fall of Australia - Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Australia and Portugal don’t usually have much in common, except good beaches and a somewhat competitive interest in the fortunes of Timor-Leste in th
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OECD: Spending by Developed Countries on Refugees Almost Doubled in 2015

OECD: Spending by Developed Countries on Refugees Almost Doubled in 2015 | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Spending by developed countries on hosting or processing refugees almost doubled in 2015, but that didn’t come at the expense of aid budgets, which also rose, the Organization for Economic and Cooperation and Development said Wednesday.
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Development aid hits record as spending on refugees doubles - OECD

Development aid hits record as spending on refugees doubles - OECD | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Development aid given by rich countries rose to a new high in 2015, mainly because of an increase in funds spent on hosting and processing refugees, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.
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OECD DAC Prize 2015 Goes To Plantwise

OECD DAC Prize 2015 Goes To Plantwise | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
The OECD DAC Prize 2015 for innovation was awarded to the Plantwise plant health initiative, which helps farmers lose less and feed more in 34 countries around
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Government Gazette » Why climate financing matters to real people

Government Gazette » Why climate financing matters to real people | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
A monthly magazine providing a unique perspective on political issues in Whitehall, Westminster, Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Europe and beyond.
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Defence spending may soon be classed as 'development aid'

Defence spending may soon be classed as 'development aid' | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Rich countries are considering including some security and defence costs in their definition of development aid, angering anti-poverty campaigners.
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ODA definition revised to include some military and security activities | Public Finance

ODA definition revised to include some military and security activities | Public Finance | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee has expanded the definition of overseas aid to include limited forms of counterterrorism and military activities or training.
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European leaders told to keep aid for poor people, not hosting refugees

European leaders told to keep aid for poor people, not hosting refugees | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Millions of people in the developing world will suffer if governments use aid budgets to cover the costs of hosting refugees or to bankroll security policies, anti-poverty groups say
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Development aid is growing, but we still can't track how most is spent - Humanosphere

Development aid is growing, but we still can't track how most is spent - Humanosphere | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
The amount of money spent by wealthy countries reached an all-time high in 2015. But an aid transparency group says most of these countries are not living
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UK Aid Much Needed

UK Aid Much Needed | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Last year the British parliament passed a law that binds Britain to give away 0.7 per cent of national income in development assistance abroad. Britain is one of the few OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries that have met the United Nations ODA (Official Development Assistance) target for OECD countries.
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Britain is second only to US in world league table of aid spending

Britain is second only to US in world league table of  aid spending | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Read Britain is second only to US in world league table of aid spending latest on ITV News. All the World, Politics, Money news
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Statistics hide real fall in Canada’s foreign aid, say critics | Toronto Star

Statistics hide real fall in Canada’s foreign aid, say critics | Toronto Star | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
One-time payments skewed 2015 overseas development assistance numbers, making Canada’s foreign aid appear to rise when it really fell.
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Aid spending pushed up by refugee crisis, OECD says

Aid spending pushed up by refugee crisis, OECD says | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says official development assistance rose nearly 7% to $131bn last year
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The Copenhagen Post - Danish News in English

The Copenhagen Post - Danish News in English | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Danes among few nations to spend at least 0.7 percent of GNI on foreign aid. Denmark remains an elite foreign aid nation
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Rwanda’s Agriculture Program Wins French Prize

Rwanda’s Agriculture Program Wins French Prize | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
  Rwanda’s Farmer Field School (FFS) has been recognized by a French based international organization among top ten innovations that transformed lives of farmers in a short time. FFS consists of learning-by-doing process where technicians from the Rwanda Agricultural Board […]
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OECD redefines foreign aid to include some military spending

OECD redefines foreign aid to include some military spending | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Donor countries can now use some of the budgets to support the military and security forces in fragile states
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Time to start pulling your weight on overseas aid, Canada

An astounding 76 per cent of Canadians, irrespective of political affiliation, consider Canada’s commitment to eradicating global poverty to be a moral obligation.

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Don’t spend aid money on defence, say NGOs | Public Finance

Don’t spend aid money on defence, say NGOs | Public Finance | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
A coalition of NGOs has spoken out against discussions among European governments to dedicate a share of aid budgets to defence and security.
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