How much do rich countries help poor ones — interactive map

This is a very cool way to explore and compare how nations rank on issues of foreign aid, international development, trade, security and so on. The United States does NOT score high when it comes to providing foreign aid or fighting climate change, but we are tops when it comes to sharing our military.

Basically, those dang Scandinavians tend to score highest.

Here’s the link of the interactive map at the Center for Global Development. Below is just a screenshot

Development Index 2010


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