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Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index

In a newly published index, the Center for Global Development assesses the quantity and quality of aid from 27 wealthy countries.
Sudanese workers offload U.S. aid destined for South Sudan from the World Food Programme (WFP) at Port Sudan on March 19, 2017. Source: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

The United States' commitment to global development does not look good compared to other wealthy countries — and it's likely to get worse.

According to an released Tuesday by the Center for Global Development that ranks 27 of the world's wealthiest countries, the U.S. scored dead last on foreign aid contributions and quality — despite being the largest donor in dollar amount. That's because in 2017, it allocated a mere 0.18 percent

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