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Swiss development aid fails to make big impact [Swissinfo - Switzerland]

August 14, 2006
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This article helps to explain why Switzerland has made little progress contributing to the alleviation of poverty in the world despite a jump from 13th to 10th in the Commitment to Development Index.

From the article:

Switzerland lost points for its decision to sell weapons to non-democratic states such as Saudi Arabia and Oman, and its peacekeeping efforts, according to the CDI criteria, were poor.

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Switzerland's recent entry to the UN also affects its score on the environment.

 

Visit the Commitment to Development Index website.