Which OECD-DAC donors give the most to LDCs?

A boy and his friends at the Gorongosa National Park, which the U.S. Agency for International Development helped restore. The communities surrounding the park in Mozambique have benefited from the project with jobs and improved health services. The U.S. still remains the largest donor to poor countries. Photo by: Cristina Miranda / USAID Mozambique

As the third Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, draws near, the financial needs of developing countries, particularly the least-developed countries, to end extreme poverty by 2030 are increasingly taking center stage.

In a recently released report, the ONE Campaign laid out what it calls the “five key elements of an Addis mutual accountability”: a nationally owned minimum per capita spending level to deliver basic services to all, particularly for the poorest countries; revenue-to-gross domestic product targets for greater domestic resource mobilization; a revival of the 0.7 percent target and a commitment to allocate at least 50 percent of aid to LDCs; inclusive growth; and strong accountability through a data revolution.

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    Anna Patricia Valerio

    Anna Patricia Valerio is a Manila-based development analyst focusing on writing innovative, in-the-know content for senior executives in the international development community. Before joining Devex, Patricia wrote and edited business, technology and health stories for BusinessWorld, a Manila-based business newspaper.