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1/3    The least developed countries (LDCs) receive about a third of donors’ total aid flows.
Millennium Development Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

Target 8B: Address the special needs of the least developed countries


Indicator 8.1: Net ODA, total and to the least developed countries, as percentage of OECD/DAC donors' gross national income

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.

Aid concentrates increasingly on the poorest countries, with the least developed countries (LDCs) receiving about a third of donors’ total aid flows.

Looking ahead, a recent OECD survey shows that most donors plan to increase aid over the coming three years, though at a sharply reduced pace. Aid will grow at 2 per cent a year between 2011 and 2013, compared to an average of 8 per cent a year over the past three years.
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2011
Reference:, pp. 59-60