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The business of aid

Updated: Wed, 15 Jul 2015

Introduction

Where does your aid money go?

In this inaugural annual survey, the Thomson Reuters Foundation has gathered data from the 50 biggest humanitarian non-governmental organisations worldwide.

It reveals:

- The size and growth of the sector that has more than doubled to about $18 billion over 10 years

- A wide gap in fundraising costs between international NGOs

- How fraud is - or is not - reported publicly in the sector

- The views of one of the world’s leading philosophers on which predictable charities to donate to

- Can aid agencies ever fully account for their spending in conflict zones like Syria?

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For detailed information regarding the methodology, please click here.

For a full PDF of the data tables, please click here.

Where does your aid money go?

In this inaugural annual survey, the Thomson Reuters Foundation has gathered data from the 50 biggest humanitarian non-governmental organisations worldwide.

It reveals:

- The size and growth of the sector that has more than doubled to about $18 billion over 10 years

- A wide gap in fundraising costs between international NGOs

- How fraud is - or is not - reported publicly in the sector

- The views of one of the world’s leading philosophers on which predictable charities to donate to

- Can aid agencies ever fully account for their spending in conflict zones like Syria?

Click here to see our stories.

For detailed information regarding the methodology, please click here.

For a full PDF of the data tables, please click here.