The 0.7% Promise

In 1970, we committed to spending 0.7% of our GDP on aid. In the 44 years since, only a small handful of countries have reached that goal. Canada never has. Here we track the progress made by eight countries.

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June 17, 2013

In 1970, the UN General Assembly endorsed the goal of spending 0.7% of donor countries’ national income on aid. In the 44 years since, only a small handful of countries have reached that goal. Canadian aid has hovered at around 0.3 percent of national income for the past decade.

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