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8 April 2020

Looking at the coronavirus crisis through the nexus lens – what needs to be done

Sarah Dalrymple puts forward actions that humanitarian, development and peace actors can take to apply the nexus approach to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and thereby help mitigate its impact

Written by Sarah Dalrymple

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

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.

Guest author

Written by Jonathan Glennie

Senior Fellow, Joep Lange Institute

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

Written by

Sarah Dalrymple, Angus Urquhart

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 …

Written by Dan Walton

Senior Analyst

25 July 2019

Priorities for the UK’s incoming Secretary of State Alok Sharma

As Alok Sharma takes office as Secretary of State, DI's Amy Dodd sets out key priorities for the UK and its global development agenda.

Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

10 July 2019

Three priorities for the High-level Political Forum 2019

DI Director of Partnerships & Engagement Carolyn Culey sets out three key priorities for closing the gap between the poorest and the rest at HLPF 2019

Written by Carolyn Culey

Director of Partnerships & Engagement

2 July 2019

Three steps towards an equitable tax agenda: Actions that should be adopted at the Addis Tax Initiative conference this week

Gregory de Paepe outlines three steps towards an equitable tax agenda that should be adopted at the Addis Tax Initiative conference this week

Written by Gregory de Paepe

Fellow

27 June 2019

From withdrawal to adaptation: How can development actors shift towards sustaining engagement and financing at scale during a crisis?

DI’s Sarah Dalrymple highlights some key research questions towards building coherence across development, crisis and peace sectors

Written by Sarah Dalrymple

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

11 June 2019

Is tackling global malnutrition still a top priority for the UK?

This detailed report from Development Initiatives looks art whether DFID is meeting its commitments and tackling global malnutrition

Written by Jordan Beecher

Senior Analyst