Zero point seven
Publication Date: November 2004
Author(s): Michael Gottsegen
Series: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Values; Foreign Aid; International Relations; Political Behavior
Coverage: United States
0.7 is the percentage of their national GDP that developed countries pledged to commit to international aid, in their commitment to the 2000 United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The author describes the program and notes that despite its agreement, the United States only devotes 0.13% of its GDP towards international aid. He suggests that a more serious covenantal approach is required, which also requires building public political support for international aid to fight hunger, poverty, and disease.