Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 05/2010

Commitment to Development Index 2009

October 2009

Center for Global Development


The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks 22 of the world's richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit the five billion people living in poorer nations. Moving beyond standard comparisons of foreign aid volumes, the CDI quantifies a range of rich-country policies that affect poor people in developing countries: