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Jalan Baru untuk Kepemimpinan Pembangunan Internasional

SEATTLE – Bantuan pembangunan resmi (ODA) membantu menyelamatkan nyawa, membangun masyarakat yang lebih stabil dan aman, serta memproyeksikan kekuasaan lunak diseluruh dunia. Ini adalah hal yang bos Saya, Bill Gates, sampaikan ketika dia berpidato di depan ahli militer dan keamanan terkemuka Inggris di Royal United Services Institute di London.

Bill mendapatkan pertanyaan mengenai bagaimana dia akan menanggapi orang di Inggris yang merasa terdemoralisasi oleh fakta bahwa Inggris adalah satu dari sedikit negara yang memenuhi komitmen yang di mandatkan oleh Persatuan Bangsa-Bangsa untuk membelanjakan 0.7% dari pendapatan nasional bruto mereka untuk dana bantuan pembangunan. Namun menyoroti dampak ODA Inggris hanya sebagian dari jawaban yang ada; Bill juga menekankan bahwa banyak negara yang juga memenuhi komitmen dana bantuan mereka.   

Di Eropa, Denmark, Belanda, Norwegia, Luxembourg, dan Swedia selama ini telah memenuhi batasan dana bantuan PBB, dan Jerman baru-baru ini juga telah memenuhi komitmen mereka. Perancis belum mencapai hal, namun mereka terus meningkatkan kontribusi.

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