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To qualify as official development assistance (ODA), a contribution must contain three elements:

1. Be undertaken by the official sector (that is, a government or government agency);
2. With promotion of economic development and welfare as the main objective;
3. At concessional financial terms (that is, with favorable loan terms.)
Thus, by definition, ODA does not include private donations.

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the countries giving the highest amounts of money (in absolute terms) are as follows as illustrated in the graphic.

In 2009 the United States gave more than double the second highest totals of France and gave more than triple the 5th highest totals of Japan.

Noticeably absent: China with 1.33 billion people and India with 1.17 billion people.

Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Official_Development_Assistance
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It is not America itself who is a shining city but the Christian believers within America who shine for the Lord - thus, America shines like a city on a hill. = )
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Hello Google+, America and the world. = )
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“Really, the conviction is to service both physical and spiritual,” said Dr. John Chae, a rehabilitative medicine specialist at MetroHealth Medical Center. “Faith in Jesus Christ is what is most important to us.”
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US 'charitable giving' reached a new record of US$295.02 billion in 2006. Thank you America - you are a shining city on a hill. #God bless you. = )
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