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By attending school, these Sri Lankan children not only get an education but a meal as well often their first one of the day. By supporting school canteen projects such as this one, CIDA is providing long-term humanitarian assistance to children who suffer from hunger.
By attending school, these Sri Lankan children not only get an education but a meal as well often their first one of the day. By supporting school canteen projects such as this one, CIDA is providing long-term humanitarian assistance to children who suffer from hunger.
(NICK WESTOVER/CIDA)

CHRISTOPHER RAGAN

For the biggest bang in foreign aid, small and targeted is the best

In 1969, Prime Minister Lester Pearson recommended that rich countries commit 0.7 per cent of their national income to foreign aid, or Official Development Assistance (ODA). The next year, this commitment was formally adopted by the United Nations and has been re-affirmed by the rich countries many times since.