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5 August 2015

Tracking nutrition aid: DFID’s aid to nutrition is increasing

Official development assistance (ODA, or aid) is a critical resource for improving nutrition outcomes in developing countries. It can target those most in

Written by Jordan Beecher

Capacity & Capability Developer

4 August 2015

Meeting the need for better financing data to inform decisions during a crisis: What can the WHS deliver?

We know that global financing for humanitarian preparedness and response is much bigger and more complex than the limited picture we are able to see from e
25 June 2015

Changes to how aid loans are valued: how will it affect donor lending?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC)’s 2014 proposed rule changes to the way official d
23 June 2015

Outcomes from ‘Interactive Dialogue on Humanitarian Financing’, ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

The urgent question of how to meet crisis with financing is attracting a huge amount of attention right now. The  UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel o
9 June 2015

One year on from the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict: have pledges turned into commitments?

Exactly one year ago the Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict brought together governments, donors, multilateral agencies and civil society
8 June 2015

Where do aid investments targeting persons with disabilities go?

Recording systems for donors’ aid do not capture the true scale of aid investments relevant for persons with disabilities. We estimate that over a third of
3 June 2015

Burundi at a crossroads: the money matters

What is happening? The Republic of Burundi has, in the last few months, gone from being a stabilising post-conflict nation to being on the brink of disaste
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Written by Jason Braganza

20 May 2015

Financing for social protection in LDCs

Current levels of social protection investments – domestic and international – in least developed countries (LDCs) are not enough to respond to extreme pov
15 May 2015

ODA to LDCs targets: what do the data tell us?

Why LDCs? Remarkable development progress was seen between 1990 and 2010 as extreme poverty rates were halved. But ending poverty requires a shift of focus
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Written by Ian Townsend