Wednesday, September 07, 2005
I ran across a really cool resource this morning. It is called Commitment to Development Index in Maps. Basically it is an interactive map that ranks the 21 richest countries in the world based upon how much they are helping developing countries in several different areas. There are several categories and one country could be good in one category and bad in another. For example, the US is ranked 10 out of 21 and is ranked highly in Investment (how much we invest in developing countries) and Trade (how open and fair our trade regime is), but is ranked poorly in Aid. So the map dynamically changes the color and size of the country depending on its score. It is pretty cool.