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27 September 2022

What happened to aid for governance and civic space during Covid-19?

TAI and DI use recent OECD data to assess whether aid donors prioritised good governance and civil society in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

Written by

Anna Hope, Jenny Lah

23 September 2022

Wealthy countries may be contributing less to global climate finance than we think

DI’s Euan Ritchie examines Japan's climate finance reporting, and why it shows that transparency is vital to understanding how much is really being spent

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

22 September 2022

Loss and Damage: Building resilience to crisis

As Denmark becomes the first UN member to pledge funding to Loss and Damage, DI’s Erica Mason explains how this financing can embed resilience in the humanitarian system.

Written by Erica Mason

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

21 September 2022

Climate finance to Africa: What we know about ODA

This blog explores how better climate finance to countries experiencing protracted crisis can contribute towards our global future.

Written by

Jordan Beecher, Martha Getachew Bekele

20 September 2022

Common challenges, differentiated impacts

World crises do not impact countries in the same way. This blog looks at the effects of conflict, climate change and the energy transition on African nations.

Written by Martha Getachew Bekele

Delivery, Quality & Impact Lead

20 September 2022

To leave no one behind, we must use data to address climate inequalities

As climate change compounds and exacerbates global inequalities, DI’s Deborah Hardoon explains how data can be used to protect those most vulnerable to its impacts.

Written by Deborah Hardoon

Poverty & Inequality Lead

20 September 2022

Why we should target country-programmable aid instead of ODA

A fixed target for both stable and volatile aid spending makes little sense. This blog suggests focusing on an alternative measure: country-programmable aid.

Written by Euan Ritchie

Senior Development Finance Policy Advisor

19 July 2022

What can we expect from UK aid for global nutrition?

In light of recent reductions to the UK aid budget, we look at reasons to remain hopeful about the UK's continued role in tackling global malnutrition.

Written by Anna Hope

External Relations & Marketing Lead

20 May 2022

How can governments effectively budget disability-relevant funding?

DI's Mokeira Nyagaka explores challenges faced by those formulating, implementing and reporting on disability-inclusive budget allocations in Kenya.

Written by Mokeira Nyagaka

Senior Analyst, Public Finance