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Dataset | 27 April 2021

Commitment to Development Index

The Commitment to Development Index ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on policies that affect the more than five billion people living in poorer nations.

Those policies extend well beyond giving foreign aid; which is just one of seven components on the CDI: Aid; Finance; Technology; Environment; Trade; Security; Migration.

The Index gives credit for generous and high-quality aid; financial transparency and incentives for foreign direct investment; robust support for technological research and development; policies that protect the environment; open and fair trade policies; contributions to global security; and open immigration policies. Scores are reduced for barriers to imports from developing countries; selling arms to poor and undemocratic nations; barriers to sharing technology; and policies that harm shared environmental resources. Focuses exclusively on understanding migration from a country of origin perspective and the impact this has on migrants themselves.

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