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Ranking the Rich:
The First Annual CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index

The CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index ranks 21 of the world's richest countries based on their dedication to policies that benefit the 5 billion people living in poorer nations worldwide. Moving beyond all-too-common assessments of foreign aid flows, the CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index also considers countries' openness to developing-country exports and performance in peacekeeping, investment, migration, and environmental policies. The Index rewards generous and selective aid giving, hospitable immigration policies, sizable contributions to peacekeeping operations, and hefty foreign direct investment. It penalizes financial assistance to corrupt regimes and policies that harm shared environmental resources.

The Index builds upon contributions from scholars at the Center for Global Development, the Brookings Institution, the Institute for International Economics, and the Migration Policy Institute and benefits from the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Index is featured in the May/June issue of Foreign Policy. Read the full article.

The background papers and data sets upon which the Index is built are available in the Details section of the site.

Index highlights: Why an index? | Racing to the top | Signs of change




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The Index project benefits from the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation.