A recent report entitled “The Commitment to Development Index for Africa: How Much do the Richest Countries Help the Poorest Continent? is well worth reading. As we know Canada has a good reputation in terms of helping developing countries. The numbers in this report show in fact that Canada is below average amongst the 21 wealthiest nations in helping reduce poverty in Africa. If mediocrity is your goal - Canada is succeeding. This report discusses not only foreign aid but also trade, investment, and migration policies, as well as other factors such as commitments to the environment, to security, and to technology.