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27 March 2020

What actions are required to mitigate the impacts of coronavirus on the poorest and most vulnerable people?

We highlight three key areas of action needed to provide an effective global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director

25 March 2020

This global pandemic must be the impetus for a new era of international cooperation and financing for Global Public Goods

The coronavirus crisis highlights just how much the world needs a well-coordinated and well-resourced system of international public financing. Global Public Investment offers an ambitious approach towards pooling resources and knowledge.

Gail Hurley

Written by Gail Hurley

Fellow

20 March 2020

Lessons from coronavirus for the future of ‘aid’

How a coordinated and well-funded global response is needed to combat health crises.

Jonathan Glennie

Written by Jonathan Glennie

Senior Fellow, Joep Lange Institute

12 March 2020

Current financing mechanisms are failing to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, let’s not waste this unique window to get it right

As we enter the decade of delivery, this is our opportunity to reshape the global financial system, meet local needs and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director

4 February 2020

As development practitioners, we need to improve vital coherence with humanitarian and peace actors

The ‘triple nexus’ is a shared responsibility between development, humanitarian and peace actors – Amy Dodd considers the steps needed to move from discussion to increased action.

Amy Dodd

Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

10 January 2020

Countering isolationism with collaboration as we enter the decade of delivery

In the context of growing isolationism, DI's Harpinder Collacott reflects on the past few years and looks to the future, arguing that collaboration will be key to making progress in the decade of delivery.

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Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director

18 December 2019

Peace in the triple nexus: what challenges do donors face?

How does 'peace' fit in the humanitarian nexus? Sarah Dalrymple and Angus Urquhart identify and clarify four key questions

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Written by Sarah Dalrymple

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

3 December 2019

How well is aid targeting disability?

The World Health Organization estimates that 15% of people worldwide have a disability.[1] People with disabilities in developing countries face significant challenges, both in terms of increased risks (of poverty and social exclusion, for example) compared with other populations, and …
Dan Walton

Written by Dan Walton

Analyst

28 November 2019

Climate finance is yet to deliver for the most vulnerable people

Climate change threatens the goal to sustainably end poverty. This is a well-recognised fact, and in 2015, the UN’s vision for the future, Agenda 2030, brought together sustainability and development, with SDG 13 requiring signatories to take urgent action to …
Amy Dodd

Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement