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29 November 2023

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?

Written by Mariam Ibrahim

Growth & Partnerships Lead

13 November 2023

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?

Written by Carina Chicet

Senior Analyst

31 October 2023

Data Governance: Do all global problems require global solutions?

DI's Bill Anderson highlights some of the complexities in aiming for a global consensus on data governance, and shares our data governance database as part of DI's commitment to digital public goods.

Written by Bill Anderson

Knowledge & Innovation Lead

19 October 2023

The word from Marrakesh? Listen and reform to be fit to fight crisis

DI’s Martha Bekele asks how voices from Africa will be highlighted so that reform in financing for development and MDBs are meaningful, and explains what DI is doing to drive this.

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Delivery, Quality & Impact Lead

14 September 2023

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.

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

4 September 2023

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?

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Delivery, Quality & Impact Lead

1 September 2023

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

Written by Fran Girling-Morris

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor (Crisis & Humanitarian Co-Lead)

11 July 2023

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.

Written by Hayley Lelourec

Policy & Engagement Advisor

29 June 2023

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?

Written by Anna Hope

External Relations & Marketing Lead