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Latest blog posts
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?
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.
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.
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?