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Disasters > Tsunami > Funds pledged, % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Funds pledged by the governments of developed countries for tsunami relief (as of September 30th 2005). The World Bank has pledged $250 million and the European Union $44 million. There have been significant amounts coming in from the UN and other aid agencies like IMF, UNDP, UNESCO, Red Cross, etc. which are not mentioned here. Private donations and collections from media campaigns are also high in many European countries, but have not been included here. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Kuwait 0.124% 2005
2 Australia 0.0623% 2005
3 Qatar 0.0581% 2005
4 Norway 0.0577% 2005
5 Netherlands 0.0489% 2005
6 New Zealand 0.0424% 2005
7 Finland 0.0334% 2005
8 Canada 0.0304% 2005
9 Denmark 0.0299% 2005
10 Luxembourg 0.0292% 2005
11 Germany 0.0229% 2005
12 Austria 0.0214% 2005
13 France 0.0208% 2005
14 Sweden 0.0195% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.0149% 2005
15 Bahrain 0.0149% 2005
16 Ireland 0.0129% 2005
17 United Arab Emirates 0.0111% 2005
18 Japan 0.0109% 2005
19 Saudi Arabia 0.00913% 2005
20 Belgium 0.00901% 2005
21 Italy 0.00778% 2005
22 Switzerland 0.00754% 2005
23 United States 0.00718% 2005
24 Czech Republic 0.00692% 2005
25 Portugal 0.00678% 2005
26 Greece 0.00625% 2005
27 Libya 0.00455% 2005
28 United Kingdom 0.00418% 2005
29 Hong Kong 0.00353% 2005
30 China 0.00279% 2005
31 India 0.00276% 2005
32 Singapore 0.00251% 2005
33 Cyprus 0.00218% 2005
34 Bulgaria 0.000485% 2005
35 Poland 0.000329% 2005
36 Spain 8.84e-05% 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Disasters > Tsunami > Funds pledged, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD, Wikipedia, The Australian, BBC, Bloomberg, The Indian Express, CNN and The Reuters. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Disasters/Tsunami/Funds-pledged,-%-of-GDP

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