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Latest blog posts
Missing baselines: have recent increases in climate finance been exaggerated?
To what extent might increases in climate finance since 2009 be due to changes in reporting practices? We used a natural language processing model and backcast the results to find out.
What the OECD’s latest data tells us about global aid in 2022
What does the OECD DAC's latest aid data show about the disbursement of ODA in 2022? This blog discusses some of the trends shown by the data, including top recipients, ODA to LDCs and the increasing cost of loans.
Three reasons why refugee-led organisations need to be front and centre at this Global Refugee Forum
Excluding refugee-led organisations (RLOs) from the formal refugee response is a lose-lose. Organisations led by refugees play a critical role in the lives of displaced communities. But they have been underfunded and overlooked by the international community for years.
What does limited progress at COP28 mean for Africa?
From COP28, DI’s Martha Bekele reflects on the unfairness of those who have little to do with emissions shouldering the effects of climate change and struggling with the costs the system imposes
Global Public Investment and ocean protection
On 9 December, COP28 will consider Nature, Land Use and Oceans. Marine ecosystems stabilise the climate and support human wellbeing. Can GPI help us conserve and use oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development?
How can AI be used to improve predictions of humanitarian need?
We used machine learning to project the possible impacts of different climate change scenarios on humanitarian need. What might the future hold?
Is climate finance wrongly reported by over a billion dollars per year?
We used AI to assess how the World Bank and the UK are recording climate funds. Our model identifies one in five of the Bank's projects as appearing suspicious and warranting further investigation, compared with the UK's one in 50.
When the data doesn’t tell the full story: improving gender-responsive climate finance
How can we change the climate finance system to improve accountability and ensure that decisions and policies learn from the insights of women on the front line of the climate crisis?
Overlooked and undervalued: tracking funding to refugee-led organisations
Refugee-led organisations play a key but overlooked role in humanitarian action. How can new insights on their funding drive inclusive changes to enhance transparency, funding and advocacy?