WORLD - Most Generous Countries Per Capita

Arno Froese

When looking at the overall ODA figures, the United States has consistently ranked highest, with its contributions in 2014 standing at $32.72 billion, followed by the United Kingdom ($19.38bn), Germany ($16.25bn), France ($10.37bn) and Japan ($9.19bn).

But these figures don’t take into account relative population sizes. If we divide the total ODA figures by each country’s population, we get to the ODA per capita figures, which paint a very different picture.

A similar trend can be seen when we consider each country’s ODA as a proportion of its gross national income, or GNI.

Both rankings are dominated by European countries and, with the exception of Iceland (16th), all the Nordic countries made it into the lists. The US misses out on a top spot, at 17th and joint-16th positions respectively.

Five of the top countries—Sweden, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway and the UK—are signatories to the 1970 UN General Assembly resolution that rich countries should aim to commit 0.7% of gross national product (GNP) to official development assistance.

[USE GRAPH], 18 August 2015

Arno's commentary

When it comes to foreign aid, the European continent is the most generous. The reason is quite obvious: it was the European nations who went around the globe conquering territories and subjecting nations to colonial rule. In plain words, they had connections, even after the colonies became independent. Foreign aid is always an investment for the future, although sometimes debatable. Yet when it comes to imports and exports, the balance sheet of most European nations is usually balanced or on the plus side.

The prophet Daniel reveals world end times events in his second night vision. The spirit of Antichrist, although at work globally for the last 2,000 years, will become more evident in the end stages, as Daniel writes in chapter 8, verses 24-25. “And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand” (Daniel 8:24-25). The end of the last Gentile global empire is settled!

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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