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Less development money for very poor countries

"there are Fewer resources available for least developed and African countries, where they are most needed," said the Chairman of the OECD Committee on Development, Susanna Moorehead, on Wednesday in Paris.

OECD donor countries paid for the development of cooperation in the past year, approximately 149,3 billion dollars. Adjusted for inflation and exchange - rate effects, there was a decline of 2.7 percent, reported the OECD citing preliminary Figures.

the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría not criticized, the donor countries held to their promise from the year 2015. This was "particularly worrying", as well as private donations for development aid projects to be on the decline. Particularly difficult for the African continent is affected according to the study, Where the payments actually declined by four percent.

Switzerland: decline of 68 million Swiss francs

Switzerland provided according to the SDC 2018 development assistance in the amount of 3,022 billion Swiss francs. This means in comparison to the previous year, a reduction of 68 million Swiss francs. Reasons for this decline, in particular the decrease in official development assistance eligible asylum costs in Switzerland, but also from the Parliament adopted austerity measures.

The asylum costs can be added to the public development aid, like the Federal Department of foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday.

in 2016 and 2017, was by the Parliament's target of a 0.5 per cent yet to be reached. 2018 was the second year in a row, with verfehltem target. With 0.44 percent in Switzerland to 2018 is below the average for the EU countries of 0.47 percent.

Less asylum cost

The proportion of asylum costs to the public development aid amounted to eleven per cent to nine in the previous year. With the exclusion of the asylum, the expense of the share of development assistance to gross national income (formerly gross national product) drops to 0.4 per cent, to 0.41 percent in 2017.

The loans from the Federal government for the international development cooperation make up over 80 percent of the total public development aid. The funds will flow in the reduction of poverty and global risks, the promotion of peace, the strengthening of human rights and the elimination of the causes of evasion and irregular motions of Travel. Switzerland is also committed to environmentally sound development and sustainable resource management. The calculation of the development assistance is carried out in accordance with the OECD guidelines. These enable international comparability.

United States will remain the largest donor country

The United States remain in the OECD, the largest donor country, with around 34.3 billion dollars, followed by Germany (around 25 billion dollars), the UK (19.4 billion dollars), Japan (14.2 billion dollars) and France (12.2 billion dollars).

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Created: 10.04.2019, 18:38 PM

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