The Sydney Morning Herald breaks down the reasons for the slip in Australia's ranking in the Commitment to Development Index.
From the article:
Despite the drop, Australia ranked as the top nation for security policies that help poorer nations because of humanitarian interventions and peacekeeping efforts, as well as its commitment to not exporting arms to undemocratic governments.
The worst performing areas for Australia were aid (ranked 15), environment (ranked 19), and technology policies (ranked 15).
Visit the Commitment to Development Index website.