Radio Taiwan International
Taiwan gave US$300 million in official development assistance to other countries in 2016. That’s according to a foreign ministry official on Thursday. The figure is US$50 million higher than in 2015.
The foreign ministry said the overseas aid represented 0.06% of gross national income. That’s still far below the UN’s suggested target of 0.7%. But the ministry’s Lee Sing-ying said the government has a plan for Taiwan to catch up with the UN’s sustainable development goals for 2030.
Lee said, “Our overseas aid figure is seeing stable growth, we trust that Taiwan as a country that has received aid and is now giving assistance to allies and friendly countries, is doing its responsibility as a member of the international community, and the government will see we continue to do so.” [FULL STORY]