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Scandinavia Tops Rich Country Development Index, US Falls In Ranks (Devex)

September 6, 2017

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Denmark, Sweden and Finland have the strongest development policies out of the world’s 27 richest countries, according to the latest annual global development index.

The Center for Global Development’s 2017 Commitment to Development Index, released Wednesday morning, offers an indication of how high-income countries may reach global goals on environment, health and equality. It may then serve as a warning signal to the United States, Switzerland and Japan, which ranked 23rd, 24th and 26th, respectively, on the list, falling below Western and Central European countries, including the Czech Republic and Poland.

The development index measures how countries perform on aid, finance, technology, environment, trade, security and migration policy. South Korea falls at the bottom of the list. Even though it performed best for technology policy, it ranked worst for aid, environment and security policy.  

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