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18 April 2024

Japan and the US offset EU aid squeeze in 2023, but the outlook on aid is poor

New data shows an overall increase in aid in 2023, notably from Japan and the US, but forthcoming cuts from Germany and France may be a sign of worse to come.

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

14 September 2023

How much has the UK spent towards its £11.6 billion climate finance commitment?

This blog explores data on the UK's climate finance spending and finds the government is likely to fall short of its 2026 commitment.

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

10 April 2023

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?

Written by Fionna Smyth

Director of Influence & Growth

5 April 2023

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.

Written by

Maria Ana Jalles d’Orey, Martha Getachew Bekele

16 March 2023

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.

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

13 December 2022

Should lending special drawing rights (SDRs) count as aid?

Rechanneling special drawing rights to low- and middle-income countries is an elegant solution to address global problems. Using them as an excuse to cut aid elsewhere is self-defeating.

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

27 September 2022

What happened to aid for governance and civic space during Covid-19?

TAI and DI use recent OECD data to assess whether aid donors prioritised good governance and civil society in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

Written by

Anna Hope, Jenny Lah

11 February 2022

To build back better from Covid-19, we need rapid structural change

DI's CEO Harpinder Collacott reflects on the need for a major paradigm shift in how we raise international public finance

Written by Harpinder Collacott

Chief Executive Officer

24 June 2020

Why we need Global Public Investment after Covid-19

Simon Reid-Henry argues that the Covid-19 response has highlighted the international need for an ongoing pool of public money and explains how Global Public Investment (GPI) would work.

Guest author

Written by Simon Reid-Henry

Reader in Geography and Director, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London