The 22 member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee, the world’s major donors, provided USD 103.7 billion in aid in 2007.
For this year's Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, the top priorities laid down by Chancellor Angela Merkel were shaping globalization and helping Africa to develop. Other issues discussed at the G8 Summit were: investment, innovation and sustainability.
Total official development assistance (ODA) from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) fell by 5.1% in 2006 to USD 103.9 billion. This represents 0.30% of members’ combined Gross National Income.