on or around 1991
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...