Expert opinion, insight and comment on today’s most pertinent issues relating to sustainable development and ending poverty
View blogs by topic:
- All topics
- Blended finance
- Climate change
- Covid-19 (coronavirus)
- Crisis finance
- Data collection
- Data use
- Development finance
- Disaster risk reduction
- Domestic resource mobilisation
- Global Public Investment
- Humanitarian assistance
- Leave no one behind
- ODA (aid)
- Private finance
- Subnational data
Latest blog posts
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
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
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
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
Is using ODA for blending a good use of scarce concessional resources?
Blended finance is dominating international development financing discourse. This blog breaks down the possibilities and limits to this financial resource.
A missed opportunity to improve UK aid
The UK government has released a response to the IDC report, which points to a lack of development focus in UK departments and poor progress on transparency
Significant reforms are needed for UK aid spending to remain transparent and poverty focused
Today the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee published a report following its inquiry into the definition and administration of ODA.
Leaving no one behind: The vital role of development cooperation
Judith Randel from Development Initiatives discusses the vital role of development cooperation in achieving Agenda 2030 and leaving no one behind.
The latest trends in UK aid spending on nutrition
This data blog analyses the latest spending trends by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in regards to aid spending in nutrition.