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5 May 2020

Build back better with risk-informed development cooperation

Navid Hanif looks at how advancing risk-informed development cooperation and global collaboration will be vital in efforts to build back better after Covid-19.

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Written by Navid Hanif

Director, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

28 April 2020

The power of transparency: Data is key to an effective crisis response

DI's Verity Outram and World Vision's Daniel Stevens share lessons, applicable to the coronavirus pandemic and more broadly, for how transparency and high-quality data can help humanitarian organisations, donors and advocates better respond to crises.

Written by Verity Outram

Senior Humanitarian and Transparency Policy Advisor

28 April 2020

Transforming aid into GPI could help achieve social justice

Gorik Ooms, human rights lawyer and global health scholar, suggests that Global Public Investment (GPI) could transform aid and achieve global social justice

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Written by Gorik Ooms

Honorary Professor of Global Health Law & Governance, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

27 April 2020

Why a lack of global action on coronavirus in Africa puts us all at risk

Libby Smith argues that we need to empower global institutions and make global investments to support developing countries, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa, in order to respond to the global coronavirus crisis effectively

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Written by Libby Smith

Acting Chief Executive, Coalition for Global Prosperity

23 April 2020

How visible are the vulnerable in the data on coronavirus?

Claudia Wells argues that we need better data infrastructure to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic affects the most vulnerable and poorest people, what help is needed and whether support is working.

Written by Claudia Wells

Director of Data Use

8 April 2020

Looking at the coronavirus crisis through the nexus lens – what needs to be done

Sarah Dalrymple puts forward actions that humanitarian, development and peace actors can take to apply the nexus approach to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and thereby help mitigate its impact

Written by Sarah Dalrymple

Senior Policy & Engagement Advisor

27 March 2020

What actions are required to mitigate the impacts of coronavirus on the poorest and most vulnerable people?

We highlight three key areas of action needed to provide an effective global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Written by Harpinder Collacott

Executive Director

25 March 2020

This global pandemic must be the impetus for a new era of international cooperation and financing for Global Public Goods

The coronavirus crisis highlights just how much the world needs a well-coordinated and well-resourced system of international public financing. Global Public Investment offers an ambitious approach towards pooling resources and knowledge.

Written by Gail Hurley

Fellow

20 March 2020

Lessons from coronavirus for the future of ‘aid’

How a coordinated and well-funded global response is needed to combat health crises.

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Written by Jonathan Glennie

Senior Fellow, Joep Lange Institute