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Anita Käppeli is director of Policy Outreach, Europe at CGD, based in Brussels. Prior to that, she led the Commitment to Development Index (CDI). Before joining CGD, Käppeli spent several years working as a policy advisor for the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration in the field of EU legislation. She has also worked for the University of Bern and the liberal Think Tank Avenir Suisse. Käppeli holds an advanced degree in European Law, a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Law and a BA in Political Science and Economics. She speaks German, French, Spanish, and Swedish.
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 27 of the richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit poorer nations. Finland takes first in 2016. The UK moves down three places to 9th while the United States moves up one to 20th. Switzerland takes last of 27.
Today, we published this year’s Commitment to Development Index (CDI), which ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries in how well their policies help to spread global prosperity to the developing world.
Global policymaking is at risk, threatening the international liberal order which has, for all its faults and lacunae, served the world well since the second world war. There has never been a period of such rapid progress in the human condition. The policies and international cooperation that have brought all this about are not always easy. Our Commitment to Development Index, the 14th annual edition of which is published today, measures the progress of the world’s industrialised economies towards policies that contribute to make this world better for everyone.