17-Country Study on Foreign Aid and the Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Washington, DC - On the eve of the UN General Assembly that will decide the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Ipsos collected nationally representative data in 17 countries – a mix of traditional and emerging donor countries – to understand public opinion around foreign aid, the benefits of development spending, the importance of the development issue areas, who should pay, and how much should they pay. This rich dataset will be explored in a series of articles and analytical papers written by Ipsos partners in the lead up to the General Assembly. They focus on: What are the most important development goals? How will the goals be achieved? How will they be measured? Why do countries perceive foreign aid so differently? And whose responsibility is global development?

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For this study, 12,906 individuals from 17 traditional and emerging donor countries: Australia (1,010), Brazil (1,019), Canada (1,025), China (1,015), France (1,016), Germany (1,015), Great Britain (1,019), Hungary (500), India (526), Japan (1,000), Russia (505), South Africa (503), South Korea (530), Sweden (505), Turkey (505), UAE (197), and the United States (1,016) were asked four questions via Ipsos’ online omnibus Global @dvisor (except for UAE where data was collected via CATI phone omnibus). Questions covered their perceptions of foreign aid, the importance they assign to various development issues and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their opinions on who should be responsible for paying for programs to achieve global development goals. Respondents in China were asked Question 3 only. Results were weighted to balance demographics and ensure that the sample's composition reflected the adult population of each country according Census data.

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Meghann Jones
Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
(202) 459-1164
meghann.jones@ipsos.com

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17-Country Study on Foreign Aid and the Sustainable Development Goals

Contact

Meghann Jones
Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
+1 202 420 2019
meghann.jones@ipsos.com