Wednesday, 17 August 2011

"Britain leads the world in international aid"?

Amy Pollard from CAFOD argues that Britain shouldn't cut International Aid. The article extols the virtue of giving but seems to confuse voluntary giving with being forced to give. Anyway, she makes the following claim:
Say it proudly – Britain leads the world in international aid.
Then go here and see the facts. Britain is fifth, behind the USA, Japan, France and Germany in terms of Gross Assistance. It ranks only 7th when looking at aid as a percentage of GNI. Leading the world might be overstating things a little.

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