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A year after Gleneagles pledges, Britain slips down [Guardian - London]
August 17, 2006
Reporter Angela Balakrishnan analyzes the slight decline in UK's ranking on the 2006 Commitment to Development Index.
From the article:
Britain has slipped back two places in rankings showing rich nations' commitment to development,despite Tony Blair and Gordon Brown having put foreign aid at the top of the G8's agenda in 2005.
... Barely a year after the Gleneagles summit of July 2005, when rich countries pledged to increase aid by$48bn (£25bn) a year by 2010, several, including Britain, came under fire from non-governmentalorganisations and charities who said that G8 leaders had fallen short of their pledges on aid and trade.