G-7 countries fell short on their pledge to provide up to USD50 billion worth of aid to Africa by 2010, according to the ONE Campaign. The U.K., U.S., Japan, Canada, France, Germany and Italy also failed to deliver trade commitments made during negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
On the other hand, the seven countries fulfilled their pledge to provide debt relief to 18 of the world’s poorest countries.
The report lauds the U.K. as the “indisputable overall leader” in delivering on its aid commitments. Canada, which has the smallest commitments, is expected to surpass its promised aid target by a large margin. France, on the other hand, made the largest commitment but is on track to deliver only 25 percent of it. Germany has also delivered only 25 percent of its promised aid.
Japan, according to the ONE Campaign scorecard, already met its target but its commitment was weak and it has yet to establish a more comprehensive one. The U.S. surpassed its 2010 commitment a year early.
Italy is an “utter failure as a member of the G7 and should not be considered as part of the collective commitment going forward,” the report said.