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Latest blog posts
Global Public Investment and ocean protection
On 9 December, COP28 will consider Nature, Land Use and Oceans. Marine ecosystems stabilise the climate and support human wellbeing. Can GPI help us conserve and use oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development?
The word from Marrakesh? Listen and reform to be fit to fight crisis
DI’s Martha Bekele asks how voices from Africa will be highlighted so that reform in financing for development and MDBs are meaningful, and explains what DI is doing to drive this.
Will transforming the global financial architecture deliver for people living in poverty?
Everyone is talking about MDB reforms. DI’s Fionna Smyth asks: what kind of evolution do we need to solve current crises equitably, inclusively and accountably?
Creating, not fixing: A new financing paradigm for Africa
DI’s Martha Bekele looks at why African actors should engage with a novel approach to international cooperation: Global Public Investment
To build back better from Covid-19, we need rapid structural change
DI's CEO Harpinder Collacott reflects on the need for a major paradigm shift in how we raise international public finance
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
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.
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.