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1 July 2021

Covid-19 and targeting ODA to poverty

Can Covid-19 be a call to improve ODA targeting towards people in greatest poverty?

Written by Maria Ana Jalles d’Orey

Development Finance Lead

28 June 2021

Using near real-time data on aid flows: Lessons learnt

Bill Anderson shares lessons learnt from DI’s recent experience using near real-time data to examine donor response to the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting an urgent need for timely, disaggregated data.

Written by Bill Anderson

Data & Information Architect

24 June 2020

Why we need Global Public Investment after Covid-19

Simon Reid-Henry argues that the Covid-19 response has highlighted the international need for an ongoing pool of public money and explains how Global Public Investment (GPI) would work.

Guest author

Written by Simon Reid-Henry

Reader in Geography and Director, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London

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

27 April 2020

Why a lack of global action on coronavirus in Africa puts us all at risk

Libby Smith argues that we need to empower global institutions and make global investments to support developing countries, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, in order to respond to the global coronavirus crisis effectively

Guest author

Written by Libby Smith

Acting Chief Executive, Coalition for Global Prosperity

23 April 2020

How visible are the vulnerable in the data on coronavirus?

Claudia Wells argues that we need better data infrastructure to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic affects the most vulnerable and poorest people, what help is needed and whether support is working.

Written by Claudia Wells

Director of Data Use