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U.S. Ranks Poorly on 2008 Commitment to Development Index (Telephone Press Conference)


As President-elect Barack Obama seeks ways to restore the United States’ international reputation in the midst of a global financial crisis with roots in New York and Washington, an annual assessment of rich countries’ policies to build prosperity around the world finds that the United States ranks 17th out of 22 high-income countries.

In this telephone press conference, CGD research fellow David Roodman teases out the some trends from the 2008 Commitment to Development Index.

Listen to the Telephone Press Conference