A global partnership for development
Where do we stand?
Core development aid falls in real terms for the first time in more than a decade, as donor countries face fiscal constraints.
In 2011, net aid disbursements amounted to $133.5 billion, representing 0.31 per cent of developed countries’ combined national income. While constituting an increase in absolute dollars, this was a 2.7 per cent drop in real terms over 2010. If debt relief and humanitarian aid are excluded, bilateral aid for development programmes and projects fell by 4.5 per cent in real terms.
Official development assistance from developed countries, 2000-2011 (Constant 2010 US$ billions and current US$ billions)
- Official development assistance stands at 0.31 per cent of the combined national income of developed countries, still far short of the 0.7 per cent UN target.
- Aid to the African continent increased by 0.9 percent to 31.4 billion in 2011, but remains below expectations.
- Developing countries gain greater access to the markets of developed countries.
- In 2011, 75 percent of the worldwide mobile cellular subscriptions were in the developing regions, up from 59 percent in 2006.
- By the end of 2011, over 160 countries in the world had launched 3G mobile broadband services and 45 percent of the population worldwide was covered by a high-speed mobile broadband signal.
- The developing world share of the world’s Internet users rose to 63 percent in 2011, when 35 percent of the world was online.
- Only 1 in 6 people in the developing world has access to the Internet.