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$128.7 billion     Net aid disbursements from developed countries amounted to $128.7 billion in 2010 – the highest level of real aid ever recorded.

Millennium Development Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

In 2010, net aid disbursements amounted to $128.7 billion, equivalent to 0.32 per cent of developed countries’ combined national income. This was the highest level of real aid ever recorded and an increase of 6.5 per cent in real terms over 2009.


If debt relief and humanitarian aid are excluded, bilateral aid for development programmes and projects rose by 5.9 per cent in real terms, as donors continued to scale up their core development projects and programmes. Most of the rise was in new lending (which grew by 13.2 per cent), but grants also increased (by 6.8 per cent).


Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2011

Reference:, p. 58