The 2010 Commitment to Development Index is out, put together by David Roodman at CGD. Lots of fancy graphics and charts to play with.
The key messages:
- Rich-country policies matter.
- Development is about more than aid.
- Aid is about more than money.
- Coherence matters.
- Partnerships are powerful.
- No one is perfect.
The UK scores pretty poorly, coming in at 16th out of 22 countries. We do particularly badly on migration policy (no surprises), security policy – my guess due to all those weapons sold to undemocratic regimes – and on technology policy – due to either low R&D spending or overly-restrictive intellectual property rights.