Litkicks Message Board Archive

on or around 1991

Posted to Poetry and Politics

a number of countries pledged to provide about 2.1% of GDP in direct aid to developing and least-developed countries...not indirect aid, which normally requires the monies be spent on goods and services from the providing country, but direct aid, with less ties

canada and the US were two of these countries to make this pledge

neither canada nor the US have ever fulfilled the pledge...canada's direct aid currently sits around 0.9% GDP, the US is similar but i don't know the exact number

there are some facts

too busy to go googling and provide a link though...