Australia and New Zealand ranked last in group of traditional aid donors 

Posted on 29 September 2021

The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks 40 of the world’s most powerful countries on policies that affect more than five billion people living in poorer nations. The CDI not only help citizens understand how their country’s policies help or harm global development; the rankings are also used by governments to identify key areas for improvement and compare themselves to their peers. 

Because development is about more than foreign aid, the CDI covers eight distinct policy areas: Development Finance, Investment, Migration, Trade, Environment, Health, Security, and Technology. 

Out of the OECD countries, Australia is ranked 24th and New Zealand 29th. All the OECD countries ranked below Australia (except New Zealand) are non-traditional or recent donors. The CDI Index for 2021 is available here