In our integrated world, decisions made by rich countries about their own policies and behaviour have repercussions for people in developing nations. The Commitment to Development Index (CDI), published by the Center for Global Development, ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit people living in poorer nations. This year, Denmark has reclaimed the number one spot as the world’s most committed country to development.
This seminar will present the 2017 Index and give room for discussion on which purposes this, and similar indexes, serve for development and with what consequences. Can these push underperforming donors in the right direction or do they just oversimplify the complexity of development? It will also zoom in on the special position of Denmark and explore how a top ranking is possible in a time of cutbacks and domestic spending of aid.
Ian Mitchell, Deputy Director, CGD Europe and Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
Annita Käppeli, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development
Erik Lundsgaarde, Senior Researcher, DIIS
Adam Moe Fejerskov, Researcher, DIIS
Adam Moe Fejerskov
15.05-15.30: Presentation of the Commitment to Development Index 2017
Ian Mitchell and Annita Käppeli
15.30-15.40: Perspectives on the ranking of contributions to development
Erik Lundsgaarde and Adam Moe Fejerskov
15.40-16.15: Open discussion
The seminar will be in English and livestreamed on diis.dk.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Monday 27 November 2017 at 12.00 noon. Livestream does not require registration.