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The US Ranks Nearly Last in a List of Rich Countries that Improve Lives in the Developing World — Here's the Full Ranking (Business Insider)

September 6, 2017

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Denmark ranks as the highest-performing wealthy country in a ranking of nations that improve lives in the developing world, according to this year's Commitment to Development Index.

The US placed 23rd out of 27 countries.

Created by the Center for Global Development, the CDI ranks the 27 richest countries in terms of aid, finance, technology, environment, trade, security, and migration — specifically in terms of how they help poorer countries.

Sweden, Finland, France, and Germany rounded out the top five.

"In our integrated world, decisions made by rich countries about their own policies and behavior have repercussions for people in developing nations," the report said, adding that the CDI "celebrates countries whose policies benefit not only themselves, but also the development of others, and promote our common good."

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