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Nordic Countries Most Committed to Development, Says Think-Tank (Public Finance International)

September 6, 2017

From the article:

Center for Global Development’s Commitment to Development Index report, released this morning, ranked countries based on the impact of foreign aid and policies on trade, finance, migration, the environment and technology.

 “In our integrated world, decisions made by rich countries about their own policies and behaviour have repercussions for people in the developing nations,” author Ian Mitchell from Center for Global Development said in the report.

While Nordic countries ranked consistently high across the various components of the CDI, the US was ranked 23rd, down three places from last year, as a result of its low scores on finance, environment and aid, despite its high scores in trade and security. 

Denmark’s top overall ranking was a combination of its “generosity”, providing 0.75% of its national income, and the effectiveness of its aid, the report said.

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