Development finance and aid (ODA)

Achieving the SDGs in the era of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

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In 2015, countries agreed the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which highlighted the need for integrated national financing frameworks to support nationally owned sustainable development plans. This report analyses, for the first time, the key steps required for establishing integrated national financing frameworks. Ambitious agendas and diverse financing contexts Countries across the Asia-Pacific region have high […]


The Busan principles and blended finance: time to bridge the divide

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“Our partnership is founded on a common set of principles that underpin all forms of development co-operation. At the same time, we recognise that the ways in which these principles are applied differ … among the different types of public and private stakeholders involved.” [para 8] In fact, a number of non-governmental actors have signed […]


Foreign aid and stimulating domestic revenue mobilisation in Uganda and Kenya: dissemination event

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Date 29 July 2016 Time 07:30 – 11:00 EAT Location Uganda Revenue Authority,  Nakawa office, Kampala, Uganda Development Initiatives (DI) in partnership with the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will hold a dissemination workshop to discuss the findings of a recent study on foreign aid and stimulating domestic revenue mobilisation  in Uganda and Kenya. The study looked at official […]


Measuring aid to global public goods (GPGs)

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GPGs are commonly defined as goods that are non-rival (consumption by one person does not diminish consumption by another), non-excludable (no one can be excluded from their benefits) and which cover more than one group of countries. Examples of GPGs include climate change mitigation, communicable disease prevention and global peace and security. ODA is well […]


Aid spending on conflict prevention and resolution, peace and security

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Key facts Funding to conflict prevention and resolution, peace and security (CPS) remains a small proportion of overall official development assistance (ODA). ODA CPS has increased by 67% since 2005, reaching a peak of US$3.9 billion in 2009. The largest CPS ODA donor in 2014 was European Union (EU) institutions. Afghanistan received the most CPS […]


Aid spending by Development Assistance Committee donors in 2015

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Key findings Official development assistance (ODA) increased to a new peak in 2015: Collectively ODA from the 28 Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors totalled US$146.7 billion in 2015, compared with US$137.2 billion in 2014. (US$ figures throughout are 2014 constant prices.) 22 of the 28 DAC countries reported a real-terms increase in ODA: The largest […]


Aiding domestic revenue mobilisation

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Aid for domestic revenue mobilisation is at a turning point. It is vital to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is growing in prominence, with recent commitments by international actors to significantly scale up domestic revenue mobilisation through the Addis Tax Initiative. Aiding domestic revenue mobilisation estimates the scale and nature of […]