Measuring Development Effectiveness

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CGD’s benchmarking work aims to improve the effectiveness of development policy through assessing and comparing policies across countries and international development agencies. It facilitates peer exchange and learning, stimulates debate on the future of development cooperation and keeps agencies abreast of challenges and new approaches in development through evidence-informed research and benchmarking.

Our work focuses on how the major economies compare in their commitment to policies that benefit people living in poorer countries; what the rapidly changing global landscape means for the future of development and the work of development agencies; how development agencies compare in key indicators of aid quality and effective practices; and how we can measure and compare Finance for International Development (FID) efforts as well as approaches across DAC (OECD Development Assistance Committee) and non-DAC countries. Learn more about FID here. You can explore CGD's Commitment to Development Index (CDI) here. More on CDI's background, history, and methodology here.