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  1. Garth Luke
    Garth Luke October 4, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I think there might be an additional issue in the CDI methodology Robin that inflates Australia’s development contribution via migration. It appears that several of the CDI components appear to treat all DAC recipient countries the same whether they are low income or upper middle income.

    For example with the Migration component, in Australia’s case only one of the top ten sources of migrants and of foreign students is a low income country (Nepal), and many of the rest are upper middle income countries, yet it appears migrants and students from both these types of countries are given the same weighting. (https://www.border.gov.au/about/reports-publications/research-statistics/statistics/live-in-australia/migration-programme/trends-2013-14).

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