Which rich countries help poor ones?

The Center for Global Development released its updated Commitment to Development Index, ranking 21 rich countries’ policies on aid, trade, migration and more. This year, the Netherlands moved into first, mainly because a conservative government in the formerly number-one Denmark has cut aid spending. Japan remains in last place as the country whose government is least engaged with developing countries. As in the past, the G-7 ”leading industrial nations” have not led on the CDI; Germany, top among them, is in 9th place overall. 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 21 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.



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