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Anita Käppeli is director of Policy Outreach, Europe at CGD. Prior to joining CGD, Anita spent several years working as a policy advisor for the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration in the field of EU legislation. Prior to that, she worked for the University of Bern and Avenir Suisse. Anita holds an advanced degree in European Law, a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Law and a BA in Political Science and Economics. She speaks German, French, Spanish, and Swedish.
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 27 of the richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit poorer nations. Finland takes first in 2016. The UK moves down three places to 9th while the United States moves up one to 20th. Switzerland takes last of 27.
Our new analysis shows that, despite recent improvements, rich countries' intellectual property policies are still worse for development than they were more than a decade ago. Here we look at why these policies became inflexible, and what countries should be doing to let technology flow more freely.