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Andrew Meldrum reporting in the Guardian UK cites CGD's research on Zimbabwe.
"Zimbabwe's decline in maize production has been dramatically greater than its neighbours over the past five years," said the Washington-based Centre for Global Development. "The policy of land seizures and the chaotic disruptions on the farms is likely the main reason the staple maize production fell by three-quarters."
CGD Research fellow Stewart Patrick was interviewed on Marketplace Morning Report Friday September 9 discussing foreign offers of humanitarian and other assistance to the United States in wake of Hurricane Katrina.
This article appearing in Australia's Courier Mail newspaper quotes Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer speaking about Australia's scores on the 2005 Commitment to Development Index.
From the article:
Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer said the Centre for Global Development/Foreign Policy Commitment to Development Index stressed that reducing poverty was about far more than giving money. Australia was ranked equal first on security and second on trade.
"I was also pleased to note that the CGD acknowledges the Australian people for their generosity in making private charitable donations – a finding which is no surprise when we consider the extraordinary outpouring of support and assistance from Australians in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami," Mr Downer said.
This article appearing in the Financial Times covers the 2005 Commitment to Development Index.
From the article:
"The 2005 Commitment to Development Index, a ranking of 21 rich countries produced by the Washington-based Center for Global Development, suggests the UK and US have partially matched their rhetoric on development with action."