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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

Executive Director

25 August 2020

How to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses

Amanda Thomas and Carina Chicet outline how we can use a keyword methodology to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses, and ensure more transparent reporting.

Written by Carina Chicet

Analyst

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

16 June 2020

What do trends in the UK's aid spending on nutrition tell us?

DI outlines the latest trends in the UK government’s spending on nutrition and contextualises them, answering the question: does DFID remain a top donor when it comes to investing in nutrition?

Written by Jordan Beecher

Senior Analyst

15 June 2020

Latest trends in UK's aid spending to tackle malnutrition

DI explores the latest trends in the UK government’s spending on nutrition and looks forwards, considering the potential impact of Covid-19 on malnutrition and future aid investments.

Written by Jordan Beecher

Senior Analyst

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