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15 June 2020

Latest trends in UK's aid spending to tackle malnutrition

DI explores the latest trends in the UK government’s spending on nutrition and looks forwards, considering the potential impact of Covid-19 on malnutrition and future aid investments.

Written by Jordan Beecher

Senior Analyst

12 June 2020

Tracking funding to the Covid-19 response: Improving multilateral targeting

Part two of a blog from the Centre for Disaster Protection looking at tracking global humanitarian and development flows to the Covid-19 response, and if these are meeting crisis needs.

Written by

Ruth Hill, Dillan Patel, Yi Yang, Jon Gascoigne

11 June 2020

Tracking funding to the Covid-19 response: Multilateral commitments and disbursements

Part one of a blog from the Centre for Disaster Protection looking at tracking global humanitarian and development flows to the Covid-19 response, and if these are meeting crisis needs.

Written by

Ruth Hill, Dillan Patel, Yi Yang, Jon Gascoigne

4 June 2020

Strengthening data-driven transparency in response to Covid-19

Liz Steele and Mark Brough share DI's experience of developing a new Covid-19 data visualisation, including incentives for organisations to improve the quality of the data they are publishing.

Written by Liz Steele

Fellow

27 May 2020

How Covid-19 can change incentives for development cooperation

Nilima Gulrajani examines the evolving moral and conceptual case for 'aid' in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and considers how Global Public Investment (GPI) could embed a more reciprocal approach to development cooperation.

Guest author

Written by Nilima Gulrajani

Senior Research Fellow, ODI, and Visiting Fellow, University of Toronto

13 May 2020

Why equity is critical to tackling malnutrition

Harpinder Collacott and Charlotte Martineau explore how equity in food and health systems is crucial to reducing inequalities in nutrition outcomes.

Written by

Harpinder Collacott, Charlotte Martineau

5 May 2020

Build back better with risk-informed development cooperation

Navid Hanif looks at how advancing risk-informed development cooperation and global collaboration will be vital in efforts to build back better after Covid-19.

Guest author

Written by Navid Hanif

Director, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

28 April 2020

The power of transparency: Data is key to an effective crisis response

DI's Verity Outram and World Vision's Daniel Stevens share lessons, applicable to the coronavirus pandemic and more broadly, for how transparency and high-quality data can help humanitarian organisations, donors and advocates better respond to crises.

Written by Verity Outram

Senior Humanitarian and Transparency Policy Advisor

28 April 2020

Transforming aid into GPI could help achieve social justice

Gorik Ooms, human rights lawyer and global health scholar, suggests that Global Public Investment (GPI) could transform aid and achieve global social justice

Guest author

Written by Gorik Ooms

Honorary Professor of Global Health Law & Governance, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine