Wednesday, September 23, 2020

2017 aid statistics: Loans to middle-income countries on the rise, OECD calls for caution

Official development assistance remained stable last year at USD 146.6 billion, according to fresh statistics from the OECD. A slight increase in overall aid to the poorest countries was offset by a large increase in loans to middle-income countries. Humanitarian aid and in-donor refugee costs continue to dominate donors’ budgets.

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