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SDG learnings from the World Data Forum in Hangzhou: Falling between stools and masters
Are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) trying to be too many things to too many people? Is this the reason for the challenges documented in our recent discussion paper on the SDG monitoring framework?
New DAC data reveals the impact of the Ukraine invasion on aid
The rise in in-donor refugee costs associated with the Ukraine invasion means less money for LDCs. The latest DAC data shows they are paying the price for challenges elsewhere.
Will transforming the global financial architecture deliver for people living in poverty?
Everyone is talking about MDB reforms. DI’s Fionna Smyth asks: what kind of evolution do we need to solve current crises equitably, inclusively and accountably?
Reflections on the future of financing for development in the countries with the greatest needs
The world is not currently on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. In this blog, Maria Ana Jalles d’Orey and Martha Getachew Bekele explore how key takeaways from LDC5 could help inform future development financing decisions.
Spiralling emergency accommodation costs from the UK’s Home Office are diverting aid from the world’s poorest
This blog argues that the UK should remove in-donor refugee costs from its aid target to avoid failing the people most in need.
Why good data is key to unlocking gender equality
Fionna Smyth, DI’s Director of Growth and External Relations, shares her experiences of how data-driven solutions can support progress towards gender equality.
The price of poverty: interpreting the updated extreme poverty line
In 2022, the World Bank updated the extreme poverty line; Zach Christensen makes sense of what this means for understanding how people experience poverty.
Counting excess vaccine donations as ODA inflated aid in 2021: Here's why they still shouldn't count
DI's Euan Ritchie explains how donors counted vaccines as ODA in 2021, and why the current OECD DAC rules on counting vaccines should change to stop inflating aid
The DAC debates: why aid measurement matters for development
The way we measure aid affects the type and quantity provided as well as our perceptions of it. Why are the DAC's rules controversial?