Gordon Brown Calls on Rich Nations to Keep Aid Promises

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged wealthy nations to keep their aid promises to the developing world after the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported a funding gap between actual aid allocations and pledged aid in 2005.

    OECD said G-8 nations delivered USD21 billion less than promises made in a summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, five years ago. Brown said despite the global economic crunch, rich nations should not have any excuse “for denying money promised to the poorest people on our planet.”

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      Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.