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Slovakia fares poorly in support for developing countries

SLOVAKIA’S contributions for aiding developing countries are among the lowest. The country placed 24th of the 27 states surveyed in the Commitment to Development Index 2013 report by the Center for Global Development (CGD), an NGO. This is one point lower than last year, the SITA newswire reported.

SLOVAKIA’S contributions for aiding developing countries are among the lowest. The country placed 24th of the 27 states surveyed in the Commitment to Development Index 2013 report by the Center for Global Development (CGD), an NGO. This is one point lower than last year, the SITA newswire reported.

Slovakia received the best scores in environmental protection, which is the result of strict ecological laws, including the zero production of fossil fuels, the absence of fishing donations and a high level of reporting on observing the rules that are part of multilateral ecological agreements. Compared to other countries, Slovakia also has relatively low subsidies on domestic agricultural production, but it creates obstacles to importing products from developing countries.

Additionally, only a small share of Slovakia’s GDP goes to international aid. The country also contributes a low amount to support initiatives promoting transparency in the mining industry, has a low evaluation of financial transparency, does not accept refugees and students from developing countries, and contributes low amounts to research and development, according to CGD report.

The CGD’s ranking is topped by Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, while South Korea, Japan, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland received the worst evaluations. The Commitment to Development Index evaluates the development policies of wealthy countries based on seven parameters: aid, trade, investments, migration, environment, security and technologies, SITA wrote.

Source: SITA

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