How much do you pay to help the poor overseas?

The answer is not much, if it is all based on your taxes. The ONE campaign put out this neat tool a few weeks ago that allows you to calculate what proportion of your taxes goes to foreign aid and development and it’s worth drawing attention to again.

Below is a screen grab. Go here to calculate how little of your taxes now go to reduce poverty and provide assistance overseas.


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.