Commitment to Development Index, 2007

From Netherlands to Japan

by Beth Rowen
World

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The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) rated 21 rich countries on how much they help poor countries build prosperity, good government, and security. Each wealthy country was scored in seven policy areas: aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security, and technology. The ratings were averaged to produce an overall score, with 10 as the highest.

Rank Country Overall
1. Netherlands 6.7
2. Denmark 6.5
3. Sweden 6.4
3. Norway 6.4
5. Finland 5.6
5. Canada 5.6
5. Australia 5.6
5. New Zealand 5.6
9. United Kingdom 5.5
10. Ireland 5.3
10. Austria 5.3
12. Germany 5.2
13. France 5.1
14. United States 5.0
15. Spain 4.9
15. Belgium 4.9
17. Switzerland 4.8
18. Portugal 4.6
19. Italy 4.4
20. Greece 3.9
21. Japan 3.3

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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