Among the 12 countries in this comparison, the United States is among the lowest aid scores and among the lowest percents of gross national income dedicated to aid; Sweden has the highest combined overall score, and the highest percent of gross national income dedicated to aid.
|Green||Ranked first for statistic|
|Red||Ranked last for statistic|
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|Development Finance Score||Combined Overall Score||% Gross National Income||Military Aid Commitments to Ukraine, % GDP|
Scores out of 100.
Official Development Assistance (ODA) grant equivalent as a percent of GNI. From 2022.
Bilateral aid commitments as a share of 2021 gross domestic product (GDP), as of July 31, 2023.
Jonathan Masters and Will Merrow
September 21, 2023.
Council on Foreign Relations. “When compared with the critical support to Ukraine from other countries, the size of U.S. aid stands out. However, some European governments, such as Norway, Latvia, and Estonia, are making far larger financial contributions to Ukraine relative to the size of their own economies.”
September 18, 2018.
“According to an annual index released…by the Center for Global Development that ranks 27 of the world’s wealthiest countries, the U.S. scored dead last on foreign aid contributions and quality — despite being the largest donor in dollar amount.”
The U.S. allocated only 0.18 of its gross national income to foreign aid, compared to the 0.7 standard other wealthy countries strive for.
“Funding Based on Needs? A Study on the Use of Needs Assessment Data by a Major Humanitarian Health Assistance Donor in its Decisions to Allocate Funds”
Emma Olin and Johan von Schreeb
May 16, 2014.
“…policies guiding funding decisions on humanitarian assistance need to be matched with available needs assessment data…”
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