Development aid hits record high

Development aid hits record high but falls for developing countries.

For millions of people, Official Development Assistance (ODA) means having electricity, medical care and food on the table. It means an opportunity for a better future.

ODA, also referred to as aid, is the most stable and predictable source of external financing for developing countries, especially in times of crisis.

But international crises leave visible marks on it, generating new demands and reshuffling priorities.

A report by the United Nations Global Crisis Response Group entitled “Aid under pressure” analyses the shifts in ODA. Find out more: