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Release of the official development assistance provisional figures in 2007 shows an alarming situation. Development assistance from OECD countries fell 8.4% this last year. In 2007, 103.655 millions of dollars were earmarked; although it could seem a similar quantity to the 104.421 from 2006, it’s just equivalent to the inflate and exchange rate fixing 95.605 in constant terms in 2006.
These figures from 2007 show once again how rich countries do not commit to their promises of financing development in the poorest countries, and if they do not take urgent actions, the Millennium Development Goals will not be reached. Just five countries give 0.7% of their GNI (Gross National Income) to ODA- Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, Denmark and Holland.
From the 22 countries that belong to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), 9 have raised their assistance and 13 have fallen. Spain has raised its assistance 33.8%, which makes it the seventh world donor in absolute terms, and the ninth in effort rate terms, earmarking 0.41% GNI for ODA, although it is still far from the promised 0.7%.
Spanish ODA rise is due in part to the great political and social consensus reached on development cooperation and fight against poverty, declared with the sign of the State Agreement against Poverty on behalf of all parties with parliamentary representation on the 19th December 2007. This consensus must be the basis to keep on rising assistance until reaching 0.5% GNI, just as stated in the Director Plan and in the State Budges for 2008, reaching 0.7% by 2012.
Within the next years, Spanish cooperation should put the assistance rise together with its practice, more oriented to less developed countries, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa, more vulnerable organizations, and basic social services that have a direct effect in reducing poverty and reaching the Millennium Development Goals.
The II International Conference on Financing for Development will take place in Doha (Qatar) from 29th November till 2nd December. The international community will have the chance to launch again development assistance and reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and the Millennium Declaration, which was approved by 189 countries and signed by 147 Heads of State and Government in 2000.
From civil society, we appeal to all citizens to demand their own governments the achievements of the international approved commitments.


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