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6 September 2019

Meeting the challenge of financing for sustainable development

New DI fellow Gail Hurley's overview of what needs to be achieved to finance and deliver sustainable development and to leave no one behind.

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Written by Gail Hurley


25 July 2019

Priorities for the UK’s incoming Secretary of State Alok Sharma

As Alok Sharma takes office as Secretary of State, DI's Amy Dodd sets out key priorities for the UK and its global development agenda.

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Written by Amy Dodd

Head of Engagement

18 July 2019

From review to delivery on the Global Goals – what should the immediate priorities be for the UK government?

On 26 June, the UK government published its Voluntary National Review measuring delivery against the Global Goals - but does it accurately capture progress?

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Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director

10 July 2019

Three priorities for the High-level Political Forum 2019

DI Director of Partnerships & Engagement Carolyn Culey sets out three key priorities for closing the gap between the poorest and the rest at HLPF 2019

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Written by Carolyn Culey

Director of Partnerships & Engagement

2 July 2019

Three steps towards an equitable tax agenda: Actions that should be adopted at the Addis Tax Initiative conference this week

Gregory de Paepe outlines three steps towards an equitable tax agenda that should be adopted at the Addis Tax Initiative conference this week

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Written by Gregory de Paepe


27 June 2019

From withdrawal to adaptation: How can development actors shift towards sustaining engagement and financing at scale during a crisis?

DI’s Sarah Dalrymple highlights some key research questions towards building coherence across development, crisis and peace sectors

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Written by Sarah Dalrymple

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

19 June 2019

How resource allocation for climate change and DRR by Kenya's county governments has the potential to support the progress of people out of poverty

How investments to mitigate and prevent climate change and disasters might ensure sustainable development and reach the poorest and most vulnerable people

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Written by Henry Odhiambo

Engagement & Partnerships Manager

11 June 2019

Is tackling global malnutrition still a top priority for the UK?

This detailed report from Development Initiatives looks art whether DFID is meeting its commitments and tackling global malnutrition

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Written by Jordan Beecher

Senior Analyst

6 June 2019

The future of humanitarian transparency – assembling the big picture

Anna Petruccelli and Daniel Stevens discuss the Grand Bargain's transparency commitment, and progress toward greater humanitarian transparency.

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Written by Anna Petruccelli

Senior IATI Specialist at ActionAid UK