Saturday, August 26, 2006

"The Netherlands is the rich country most committed to fighting poverty in the developing world, according to an annual index created by the Centre for Global Development. The Dutch are generous donors, but aid is only one of seven policies it considers. Countries gain points for admitting migrants, for example, and for policing sea-lanes, but lose them for selling arms to undemocratic regimes—one reason Britain is ranked 12th."