CDI Consortium

The CDI Consortium is a group of foreign aid ministries invested in the work and principles of the Center’s Commitment to Development Index (CDI). By providing a private forum for officials within donor governments to influence the growth and direction of the Index, the Consortium facilitates cross-collaboration and dialogue on the ways that rich-country policies affect global prosperity, good governance, and security.

Participants benefit from exclusive engagement with experts including development economists, ministry officials, economic advisors, embassy officials, policy advisors, and multilateral representatives on a broad range of development issues. They also contribute to current debates on policies that matter to global development, with the ultimate aim of improving the policies of their governments along the seven dimensions of the CDI: Aid, trade, finance, migration, environment, security, and technology.

Center for Global Development CDI Consortium members appreciate CGD’s governing principles of transparency and independence: They understand we do not accept funding that seeks to impose limits or restrictions on CGD’s independence in research, findings, conclusions or resulting publications.

Members invest €35,000 annually to support the CDI project and Consortium activities.

Benefits of Consortium engagement include:

  • an invitation to the annual meeting to give input on the CDI project, where members discuss development and policy coherence issues with their counterparts and a broad range of experts in a private, informal setting;

  • an exclusive opportunity to receive relevant and timely updates on ongoing CGD research of interest to members;

  • pre-launch briefings on the annual CDI results to help member governments prepare a public response;

  • advance copies of CGD publications; and

  • prominent recognition of membership status on CGD’s donor acknowledgement wall, annual reports, and the CDI website.

The Consortium is open to governments of countries that are ranked in the CDI. This currently includes: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, France, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

Current Members:

  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • Sweden

To learn more about joining the CDI Consortium, contact Caitlin McKee.