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The United States ranks among the lowest of the world's wealthy nations in its policies toward helping people living in poorer nations, according to an annual report comparing 27 countries.
Denmark scored at the top for the fourth year running, followed by Sweden and Norway, in the index ranking the policies and practices of the world's richest nations compiled annually by the Center for Global Development (CGD).
The United States ranked at No. 21, largely unchanged from last year, due largely to its poor performance on financial transparency and high greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel production, said the CGD, a think tank operating from London and Washington to help reduce global poverty and inequality.