Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the general supervisor of KSrelief, said that the KSA topped the donor countries in official development aid to low- and middle-income countries, in the amount of SAR26.71 billion.
This data was published by the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
The data shows official development assistance provided by donor countries in 2021.
The Development Assistance Committee is the largest forum for donor countries, headquartered in the French capital, Paris.
Al-Rabiah indicated that this aid constitutes 1.05% of the Kingdom’s gross national income, adding that with this percentage, the Kingdom has topped the donor countries.
The kingdom has surpassed the benchmark set by the UN General Assembly in October 1970, which called on donor nations to devote 0.7% of their gross domestic product to ODA (official development aid) while looking for creative ways to finance development in underdeveloped nations.
Al-Rabeeah stated that KSrelief is tirelessly working to register Saudi humanitarian and development assistance on the Saudi aid platform launched by King Salman in 2018.
Aid is documented in collaboration with the relevant Saudi ministries and authorities, in order to highlight the humanitarian and developmental nature of the Kingdom.
His Excellency appreciated the significant efforts made by those entities in documenting and recording the assistance provided by the Kingdom to the peoples and countries of the world. This assistance was provided through international platforms following internationally approved standards.
Al-Rabeeah said, “The directives of King Salman and his crown prince contributed to this significant achievement that placed the Kingdom at the forefront of international humanitarian action with all merit.”
Throughout its history, the King said, the Kingdom has been and is a country that extends its hand in goodwill to help the poor and the needy wherever they are, and it continues on this path.