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Latest blog posts
Covid-19 and targeting ODA to poverty
Can Covid-19 be a call to improve ODA targeting towards people in greatest poverty?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Strengthening data-driven transparency in response to Covid-19
Liz Steele and Mark Brough share DI's experience of developing a new Covid-19 data visualisation, including incentives for organisations to improve the quality of the data they are publishing.
How Covid-19 can change incentives for development cooperation
Nilima Gulrajani examines the evolving moral and conceptual case for 'aid' in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and considers how Global Public Investment (GPI) could embed a more reciprocal approach to development cooperation.
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
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.