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Military Spending vs. Official Development Aid


Source: SIPRI Military Spending Database SIPRI;
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development OECD




(Created by Martina Meijer, June 2005; updated by Leila Farahani, March 2009)


*Although similar, GDP and GNI differ slightly. Gross National Income (GNI) is the total value of goods and services produced within a country (its Gross Domestic Product, GDP) plus the income received from other countries, less similar payments made to other countries. For instance, a German-owned company operating in the US would send some profits back to Germany, thereby enhancing the German GNI.

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