EU countries top index of commitment to development
EU countries claimed 11 of the 12 top places in the Center for Global Development's 2018 Commitment to Development Index. Sweden, Denmark, and Germany are the top three in the annual index by the Washington-based think-tank, which ranks 27 wealthy countries based on their policies on ODA, finance, technology, environment, trade, security, and migration. That marks the first time that a country in the G7 has been placed in the top three, and suggests that Germany, the EU’s economic powerhouse, has emerged as a leading player in the development community. The UK, traditionally one of the EU’s development policy leaders, dropped one place to 7th in the index.