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11 November 2021

Proportion of UK aid spent in developing countries set to shrink further

Proposed ODA allocations outlined by the UK government at the recent budget mean the proportion of aid going to the countries that need it most will shrink even further. DI’s Rob Tew looks at what exactly the announced changes will mean in terms of actual resources transferred.

Written by Rob Tew

Head of Technical Development

13 August 2021

The latest data on the UK FCDO’s nutrition spending is out. What does it tell us?

We take a look at what the latest data tells us about the UK FCDO’s nutrition spending, and how the UK government is performing against its Nutrition For Growth commitments.

Written by

Jordan Beecher, Anna Hope

1 July 2021

Covid-19 and targeting ODA to poverty

Can Covid-19 be a call to improve ODA targeting towards people in greatest poverty?

Written by Maria Ana Jalles d’Orey

Development Finance Lead

11 March 2021

Blended finance and ODA: the best use of a limited resource?

ODA to blended finance is increasing, but does this use of a scarce resource deliver impact for the poorest people and places?

Written by

Amy Dodd, Hilary Jeune, Sam Ashby

29 October 2020

Key trends in aid targeting persons with intellectual disabilities

DI’s Dean Breed outlines three key trends in how ODA is targeting persons with intellectual disabilities – considering what this means for recipients and what donors can do to improve the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Written by Dean Breed

Data Scientist

25 August 2020

How to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses

Amanda Thomas and Carina Chicet outline how we can use a keyword methodology to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses, and ensure more transparent reporting.

Written by Carina Chicet

Analyst

24 June 2020

Why we need Global Public Investment after Covid-19

Simon Reid-Henry argues that the Covid-19 response has highlighted the international need for an ongoing pool of public money and explains how Global Public Investment (GPI) would work.

Guest author

Written by Simon Reid-Henry

Reader in Geography and Director, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London

12 June 2020

Tracking funding to the Covid-19 response: Improving multilateral targeting

Part two of a blog from the Centre for Disaster Protection looking at tracking global humanitarian and development flows to the Covid-19 response, and if these are meeting crisis needs.

Written by

Ruth Hill, Dillan Patel, Yi Yang, Jon Gascoigne

11 June 2020

Tracking funding to the Covid-19 response: Multilateral commitments and disbursements

Part one of a blog from the Centre for Disaster Protection looking at tracking global humanitarian and development flows to the Covid-19 response, and if these are meeting crisis needs.

Written by

Ruth Hill, Dillan Patel, Yi Yang, Jon Gascoigne