Major donors’ aid to developing countries fell by nearly 3% in 2011, breaking a long trend of annual increases. Disregarding years of exceptional debt relief, this was the first drop since 1997.”

New OECD report confirms that solidarity is becoming a scarce resource.

Sweden is the only country in the EU allocating more than 1% of GNI to development aid.

Read also the European Commission’s reaction to the OECD report: “"In times of crisis, the EU must not forget the poorest in the world", says Commissioner Piebalgs. EU confirms its position as the world’s largest aid donor in 2011