What’s the world up to? Commitment to Development Index, 2009

The results of the Commitment to Development Index are always interesting.  For 2009, Sweden came out on top as the rich country doing the most to aid poorer countries.  Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway round out the top four.  The United States ranked 17th out of 22 countries in the ranking, behind Portugal and ahead of Greece.

To see and explore the CDI report, visit this page from the Center for Global Development (CGD).  The CGD provides the following explanation of the Commitment to Development Index.

Rich and poor countries are linked in many ways by foreign aid, commerce, migration, the environment, and military affairs. The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) rates 22 rich countries on how much they help poor countries build prosperity, good government, and security. Each rich country gets scores in seven policy areas, which are averaged for an overall score.

It’s interesting to look at these rankings.  It really puts the claims nations make about themselves into perspective.

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~ by h.e.g. on November 22, 2009.

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