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Providing 0.7% national wealth to developing countries as aid: a not-so-generous commitment?

Published 7 August 2018 in Surveys

46% of French people consider that granting 0.7% of the national budget to public development aid is only a rather modest effort.
Expressed as a percentage, meaning less than 1%, this financial commitment from France towards developing countries seems feeble in the eyes of the French public.
Only 16% of French people consider that providing 0.7% of the national budget to poor and developing countries is not just a modest effort.
The economic crisis has not, therefore, had an impact on the overall view, which is that this 0.7% target is not particularly generous.
The answers to this question illustrate the lack of knowledge about the national budget but also on France’s long-term (but as yet unmet) commitment to provide 0.7% of its wealth to Official Development Assistance.

This data comes from our survey conducted by the YouGov Institute and piloted by the research team at University College London and Birmingham University as part of the project Aid Attitudes Tracker which measures the evolution of opinions and behaviors on issues of international solidarity in four countries.