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Aid data 2019–2020: Analysis of trends before and during Covid

What key shifts in donors, sectors, targeting and loans during the Covid pandemic are highlighted by new DAC data on 2019 ODA and 2020 aid figures from IATI?

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Featured work

Briefing
11 February 2021

Cuts to the UK 2020 aid budget: What IATI data tells us

This briefing compares data published by the UK's FCDO and DFID in 2019 and 2020, showing where aid budget cuts fell among recipients, countries and sectors

Briefing
18 June 2020

Merging DFID and the FCO: Implications for UK aid

Analysis of what merging DFID and the FCO could mean for UK aid on poverty targeting, transparency and effectiveness, and recommendations for the new department.

Data tool
26 February 2021

Tracking aid flows in light of the Covid-19 crisis

How is Covid-19 impacting aid flows? This data tool is updated monthly to track aid commitments and provide unique real-time analysis based on IATI data.

Report
4 November 2020

Adapting aid to end poverty: Delivering the commitment to leave no one behind in the context of Covid-19

This report calls for us to refocus ODA (aid) in the context of Covid-19, shifting the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda from inclusive growth to inclusive recovery. It analyses changes to poverty and how the pandemic has impacted finance vital to the poorest people.

Briefing
9 November 2020

How is aid changing in the Covid-19 pandemic?

This briefing sets out near real-time data on aid for the first half of 2020. It shows how commitments are changing in the Covid-19 pandemic and where these are most likely to affect the poorest people and places.

Factsheet
18 January 2021

Aid to LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS during the Covid-19 pandemic

Find out what near real-time data shows about trends for aid to the least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing states (SIDSs) during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Briefing
17 November 2020

How can development actors meet longer term needs in crises?

This briefing sets out our research on the humanitarian–development–peace nexus, and how actors can meet livelihood, recovery and development needs of vulnerable people in crises like Covid-19.

Report
18 November 2020

Supporting longer term development in crises at the nexus: Lessons from Cameroon

This Cameroon country report is the first in a series examining the role of development actors in addressing people’s longer term needs, risks and vulnerabilities, and supporting operationalisation of the humanitarian–development–peace (HDP) nexus.

Blog
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