Sweden best in the world at supporting poor countries

According to the American think tank Center for Global Development Swedenis best in the world at helping poor countries. Sweden’s development cooperation is world-class both in terms of quantity and quality.

In its annual Commitment to Development Index (CDI) the Center for Global Development ranks the world’s 22 wealthiest countries on the basis of their support for policy that helps poor countries. The CDI measures efforts in seven policy areas of importance to developing countries: aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security and technology. Sweden ranks first overall this year and places in the top half of CDI countries in six out of seven areas. Sweden’s score for aid is the highest since the CDI was launched in 2003.

“In a globalised world more than traditional aid is needed to lift people out of poverty. The CDI builds on this and I see Sweden’s score as confirmation that our work to make Swedish development cooperation relevant, effective and realistic has brought results,” says Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson.

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