This year’s DATA Report reveals that the poorest are receiving a declining share of global financial resources. Although global ODA reached a record high of $140.1 billion in 2016, people most in need are in danger of being left behind. The proportion of aid to the least developed countries (LDCs) is in a downward spiral, falling from 32% in 2013 to 28% in 2016, while the share of aid to Africa declined from 33% in 2015 to 32% in 2016. Meanwhile, donors are spending an increasing share of aid to support refugees and asylum seekers in their own countries. Providing shelter and safety to refugees is the right thing to do but it shouldn’t come at the expense of the poorest in Africa.
The world’s poorest countries are receiving a declining share of global financial resources.
Source: DATA Report 2017 | ONE