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How much has the UK spent towards its £11.6 billion climate finance commitment?
This blog explores data on the UK's climate finance spending and finds the government is likely to fall short of its 2026 commitment.
Africa can contribute, Africa must benefit and Africans must decide on financing to tackle the climate crisis
As Africa Climate week kicks off, can the emerging idea of Global Public Investment bring about the truly global and collective approach to financing we need to tackle the biggest threat facing our world?
Data transparency is key to unlocking a successful Grand Bargain 3.0
As the Grand Bargain 3.0 launches, better data transparency is key to its success, achieving greater accountability and ensuring that progress is made on the original commitments and new initiatives
Mind the gaps between gender equality and environmental sustainability
DI’s Hayley Lelourec highlights where action is needed: gender mainstreaming in environmental policy, addressing knowledge gaps and funding to local, women-led organisations.
What’s changing about the UK’s efforts on global nutrition?
New analysis lays bare the dramatic scaling back of the UK’s efforts on global nutrition. What does this mean for the UK’s engagement on this agenda moving forwards?
Artificial intelligence for public good
DI's Claudia Wells explains how artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to enhance data systems in low- and middle-income countries while outlining the ethical considerations that must be taken into account when harnessing this technology.
Reduced visibility? Opening up World Bank climate finance data
DI adapts World Bank data to allow users to identify which of their twenty thousand plus projects count towards the aggregate climate finance figures, and by how much.
SDG learnings from the World Data Forum in Hangzhou: Falling between stools and masters
Are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) trying to be too many things to too many people? Is this the reason for the challenges documented in our recent discussion paper on the SDG monitoring framework?
New DAC data reveals the impact of the Ukraine invasion on aid
The rise in in-donor refugee costs associated with the Ukraine invasion means less money for LDCs. The latest DAC data shows they are paying the price for challenges elsewhere.