After the G8 debt relief agreement the German media often mentioned the relatively small amount of
development aid. The US US currently spends 0.16 percent of its national income for aid, while for example spends 0.28 percent. The Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Foreign Policy Magazine (FP), however, remind us that "helping poor countries is about more than giving money—it's about taking responsibility for policies that affect those less fortunate." The 2004 CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index "ranks 21 rich nations on how their aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security, and technology policies help poor countries." Germany
United States has a slightly better score than ! Germany Denmark and the earn the top spots. Netherlands Sweden, Australia, the UK and Australia rank better than the US and . Germany finishes last.
Atlantic Review on : One Year after G8 Summit on Extreme Poverty
Due to leadership failures and aid cuts, little has improved since last year's G8 summit on Africa and the Make Poverty History campaign, writes the British Times: Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general, is to chair an international group set up by Tony Bla