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8 April 2022

Creating, not fixing: A new financing paradigm for Africa

DI’s Martha Bekele looks at why African actors should engage with a novel approach to international cooperation: Global Public Investment

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Lead Analyst, East Africa

11 February 2022

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

Written by Harpinder Collacott

Chief Executive Officer

13 October 2020

Beyond vested interests: Reforming international cooperation post Covid-19

Guest author Imme Scholz, of the German Development Institute and German Council for Sustainable Development, argues that international cooperation should take a shared interest in the global common good as its starting point.

Guest author

Written by Imme Scholz

Deputy Director of the German Development Institute and Deputy Chair of the German Council for Sustainable Development

30 September 2020

The UN is now 75 – we need a new generation of global institutions

DI’s Harpinder Collacott takes the UN’s 75th birthday as an opportunity to reflect on how our current global institutions emerged and what the next generation will need to look like to sustain progress made in tackling global issues

Written by Harpinder Collacott

Chief Executive Officer

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

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

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

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

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