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4 February 2015

DFID aid is more poverty-focused than other UK departments’

The UK’s aid (official development assistance, or ODA) budget is split across a number of different departments – including DFID, the Foreign & Commonw
22 January 2015

UN agencies predominate as major first-level recipients to the Iraq Strategic Response Plan

Only 4% of humanitarian funding from international donors has been given directly to non-governmental organisations (NGOs); UN agencies have been the main first-level recipients.
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Written by Charlotte Lattimer

22 January 2015

Iraq receives only a slight increase in humanitarian assistance in the face of rising needs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) provided US$500 million against the Iraq Strategic Response Plan (SRP) in July 2014. When looking at cumulative funding t
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Written by Charlotte Lattimer

16 January 2015

The financial response to Ebola: Are there links between funding flows to countries and the number of cases?

The financial response to Ebola: Are there links between funding flows to countries and the number of cases?
10 January 2015

Targeting the poorest 20%: the case of least developed countries

Aid to LDCs On the face of it, proportions of aid are broadly comparable to these shares. LDCs received 30% of total official development assistance (ODA)
9 January 2015

The national details behind the global trends: 69 GHA country profiles now available

Today we are launching 12 new humanitarian country profiles, as well as updates of the existing 57. These include two new donor profiles, Luxembourg and It
12 November 2014

The future of ODA: targeting people not countries to end poverty by 2030

Targeting ODA at poor people, wherever they are: New research from DI presented at the Finance for Development Third Substantive Session, November 2014

Written by Harpinder Collacott

Chief Executive Officer

23 May 2014

Understanding the role of ‘Zakat’ in humanitarian response

This is a guest blog by Amjad Mohamed Saleem. ‘Zakat’ is the Muslim practice of charitable giving based on accumulated wealth. It is one of the five pillar
11 April 2014

The role of the private sector: financing a post-2015 agenda for sustainable development

A new report from the European Parliament finds that transparency and accountability will be essential in post-2015 public-private development partnerships.