Performance of Greece According to the Commitment to Development Index 2017

The Center for Global Development works towards the reduction in global poverty and the improvement of lives, through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers. The Commitment to Development Index (CDI), for the year 2017, ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit people living in poorer nations. The CDI adjusts for size and economic weight to measure countries according to their potential to help.

With regard to CDI 2017, Greece ranks 25th, with its best performance referring to the environment, finance and security components.

As regards the environment component, Greece ranks 16th, showing a good performance on various indicators on climate change and sustainable fisheries. Moreover, Greece is rewarded for having the highest gasoline taxes of all the CDI countries.

As regards the finance component, Greece ranks 18th. Even though the Greek contribution to international investment frameworks is poor, the country has performed above average on facilitating financial transparency.

Greece ranks 18th on the component of security. Greece is not a party on the Convention on Cluster Munitions and its contributions to international peace keeping efforts and sea lanes protection are low. However, the country has ratified eight of the nine Treaties regarding the international security regime (measurements for the indicator: Participation in security regimes) and its arms exports to poor and undemocratic countries are limited. Moreover, the country contributes to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, mostly by providing personnel to the UN United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

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