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How Many Countries Benefit From The US Foreign Aid  
User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3169 times:


I was curious as how many countries benefit from US aid, and how much $ do they get. It would be interesting to find out the total amount the US offer in foreign aid the divide that number by the population of the US and see how much Americans shell out from their own pockets each year.

Radarbeam

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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

Way too many countries get way too much money if you ask me.

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

Same here, too many countries get our aid.


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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

http://www.oecd.org/oecd/pages/home/displaygeneral/0,3380,EN-countrylist-57-2-no-no-77-57,00.html

Here you can see how much different countries gives to which countries.

Staffan


User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

interesting that france, uk, and germany all give almost half as much as the US TOTAL (not per capita).


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User currently offlineSchoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

The country that has been getting the most US Foreign Aid over the past couple of years has been Israel, not really an underdeveloped Third World country, if you ask me.

Globally, the US is one of the countries which spends less on Foreign Aid. 21, mostly european countries, have a higher percentage of GNP which they spend on Foreign Aid than the US. Denmark, spends 1.01% (2001) where the US only spends 0.11% of their respective GNP.

The objective agreed by all countries to spend at least 0.7% of their GNP on Foreign Aid has only been reached so far by 5 countries (Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Sweden).

When it comes to amounts spend on Foreign Aid, the US is the #1 (higher GNP). What is interesting is that American private foreign aid (charities, religious groups, donations, etc.) is more than 3 times higher than governmental aid ($34 billion private aid vs. $10 governmental aid).

As for official US Foreign Aid, these are normally heavily tied to either the US's Foreign Policy, hence the billions of dollars Israel has been receiving as Foreign Aid and the multi-billion dollars loans that have been revoked by the US of the last decades.



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User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

The CIA web site has a lot of figures also.




ADG


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