Wednesday, September 15, 2010

U.S. Development Assistance, Philanthropy and Remittances

Source: Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances 2010

The United States is still providing a smaller portion of GDP as Official Development Assistance than any other nation. When you add philanthropy, it does better, and when you add remittances it does better still.

It occurs to me that remittances are actually probably largely private philanthropy. At least my parents, both immigrants to the United States, sent money home to their families to help them out for their entire lives in the United States.

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