Millennium development goals “at risk” as donors fail to honour commitments

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 18 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1014
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    International development aid will reach record levels this year, but still fall far short of the sums pledged by donors at the 2005 Gleneagles summit, says a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

    The organisation’s latest figures, released on 17 February, show that aid rose by $27bn (£17bn; €20bn) from 2004 to 2010, but this still represents a $21bn shortfall between what donors promised in 2005 and current estimates for 2010.

    It warns that Africa will be particularly badly hit by the shortfall because it is likely to get only about $12bn of the $25bn increase envisaged at Gleneagles, “due in …

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