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Commitment to Development Index 2011 Why does the CDI matter? In an increasingly integrated world, rich countries cannot insulate themselves from global poverty and insecurity. Poverty and weak institutions can breed global public health crises, security threats, and economic instability that can destabilize an entire region and send shockwaves around the world. But the Index is also about whether countries are consistent in their values. No human being should be denied the chance to live free of poverty and oppression and to enjoy a basic standard of education and health. The CDI countries, all democracies, preach concern for human life and dignity within their own borders; the Index looks at whether rich countries’ actions match their words. Sweden

7.7

Norway

7.0

Denmark

6.9

Netherlands

6.7

United States

6.4

Finland

6.1

New Zealand

6.0

Austria

6.0

Portugal

5.5

Ireland

5.5

Australia

5.5

United Kingdom

5.4

Canada

5.4

Spain

5.3

Germany

5.3

Belgium

5.2

France

5.2

Switzerland

5.1

Greece

4.9

Italy

4.8

Japan

3.7

South Korea

3.1 Aid

Trade

Investment

Migration

Environment

Security

Technology

CDI Brief_2011  
CDI Brief_2011  

Commitment to Development Index • Quantity and quality of aid • Openness to exports • Investment policies • Migration policies • Environment...

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