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This AP article picked up by the Manila Times features highlights from CGD's 2005 Commitment to Development Index.
The index, published by the Center for Global Development advocacy group, ranks the countries "based on their dedication to policies that benefit the five billion people living in poorer nations worldwide," the center's website says. It grades countries on the basis of government policies, rewarding those judged to improve prospects of poor countries and punishing those that do not.
CGD's work is cited in this All Africa.com article from Ghana, noting the good governance standard set by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
CGD actively monitors the the MCC's Millennium Challege Account (MCA), through our intiative, the MCA Monitor.
This article from All Africa.com cites CGD reserch fellows Todd Moss and Micheal Clemens work on Zimbabwe. "Zimbabwe has experienced a precipitous collapse inits economy over the past five years. The purchasing power of an average Zimbabwean in 2005 has fallen back to the same level as in 1953."For people in extreme poverty, a collapse like this translates directly into sickness and death. We conservatively estimate that persistence in the economic shock will costthe lives of at least 3 900 Zimbabwean children per year - about half the infant death toll from HIV and AIDS"
This article appeared in the Financial Express from Bombay, India
From the article:
"The profile of major recipients makes little sense, except to the political strategist who may know how to extract profit from generosity...
As the statistics may not reveal the quality of the aid, an attempt was made by the Centre for Global Development last year to adjust for the qualitative aspects, such as the quality of recipient governance and poverty and penalising tied aid..."