New OECD figures: record-high Swedish aid in 2009
Nordic aid as a share of OECD development assistance is expanding. Sweden and Norway gave more aid in real terms last year than G8 countries like Canada and Italy. And Finland is moving up the ranking list of the world’s largest donors.
New figures from the OECD’s aid watch dog DAC also show that donors will fail to meet their 2005 commitment on a sharp increase in aid to Africa.