Expert opinion, insight and comment on today’s most pertinent issues relating to sustainable development and ending poverty
View blogs by topic:
- All topics
- Blended finance
- Climate change
- Covid-19 (coronavirus)
- Crisis finance
- Data collection
- Data use
- Development finance
- Disaster risk reduction
- Domestic resource mobilisation
- Global Public Investment
- Humanitarian assistance
- Leave no one behind
- ODA (aid)
- Private finance
- Subnational data
Latest blog posts
Data, language and the power to change norms
It’s time we asked ourselves some hard questions about the power imbalance within the development sector.
Using near real-time data on aid flows: Lessons learnt
Bill Anderson shares lessons learnt from DI’s recent experience using near real-time data to examine donor response to the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting an urgent need for timely, disaggregated data.
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?
Localisation is here to stay: Lessons from Kenya
As part of a DI research team, Martha Getachew Bekele heard from over 30 humanitarian actors working in Kenya. Here she reveals what localisation means to them.
Development Initiatives’ strategy 2021–2030: what’s new?
DI's Executive Director Harpinder Collacott looks at how our new strategy will unlock insight, shine a light on progress and empower others over the next decade
To survive and thrive: Opportunities to invest in child nutrition
On World Children's Day, Harpinder Collacott and Basanta Kumar Kar reflect on how investments in child nutrition could help young people survive and thrive.
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.
Beyond vested interests: Reforming international cooperation post Covid-19
Guest author Imme Scholz, of the German Development Institute and German Council for Sustainable Development, argues that international cooperation should take a shared interest in the global common good as its starting point.
The UN is now 75 – we need a new generation of global institutions
DI’s Harpinder Collacott takes the UN’s 75th birthday as an opportunity to reflect on how our current global institutions emerged and what the next generation will need to look like to sustain progress made in tackling global issues