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
How much has the UK spent towards its £11.6 billion climate finance commitment?
This blog explores data on the UK's climate finance spending and finds the government is likely to fall short of its 2026 commitment.
Will transforming the global financial architecture deliver for people living in poverty?
Everyone is talking about MDB reforms. DI’s Fionna Smyth asks: what kind of evolution do we need to solve current crises equitably, inclusively and accountably?
Reflections on the future of financing for development in the countries with the greatest needs
The world is not currently on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. In this blog, Maria Ana Jalles d’Orey and Martha Getachew Bekele explore how key takeaways from LDC5 could help inform future development financing decisions.
Spiralling emergency accommodation costs from the UK’s Home Office are diverting aid from the world’s poorest
This blog argues that the UK should remove in-donor refugee costs from its aid target to avoid failing the people most in need.
Should lending special drawing rights (SDRs) count as aid?
Rechanneling special drawing rights to low- and middle-income countries is an elegant solution to address global problems. Using them as an excuse to cut aid elsewhere is self-defeating.
What happened to aid for governance and civic space during Covid-19?
TAI and DI use recent OECD data to assess whether aid donors prioritised good governance and civil society in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
To build back better from Covid-19, we need rapid structural change
DI's CEO Harpinder Collacott reflects on the need for a major paradigm shift in how we raise international public finance
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.
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.