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How much aid actually reaches the countries with the greatest poverty? Facts and principles of ODA allocation
Converging global development challenges mean ODA is increasingly stretched. In this report, we unpack some of the key aid figures and drill down into the details to establish whether ODA really is reaching those living in greatest poverty.
Scenarios for a 1% GNI external public finance target
How can we meet the complex and intersecting aims of the Sustainable Development Goals? DI's Euan Ritchie investigates the feasibility of a combined development and climate-finance target funded by additional investment from high-income countries worth 1% of their GNI.
Leaving no crisis behind with assistance for the triple nexus: Humanitarian, development and peace funding in crisis contexts
This report, produced by Development Initiatives and SIDA, finds that protracted crisis countries increasingly rely on humanitarian assistance over funding for development and peace objectives.
Donor approaches to overheads for local and national partners
This paper, produced by DI in partnership with UNICEF, summarises donors’ current indirect cost policies and perspectives on the issue of overhead allocation to local actors, and sets out opportunities and barriers to change.
Why Wait? How the Humanitarian System Can Better Fund Women-Led and Women’s Rights Organisations
This report from IRC, produced with support from DI, looks at the quality and quantity of funding to women’s rights and women-led organisations responding to gender based violence in emergencies in three country contexts: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ukraine.
Global, regional and national trends in economic poverty
Two interactive charts let you explore global, regional and national trends in the number and proportion of people living in poverty between 1990 and 2022.
Should Global Public Investment finance social protection?
National social protection programmes have clear global benefits. Why might Global Public Investment – a new vision for international cooperation – fund them?
Economic poverty trends: global, regional and national
Poverty is complex and it can be described and measured in a variety of ways. In this factsheet we unpack some of the key terminology alongside the latest trends in poverty at the global, regional and national levels.
Trends in ODA through multilateral organisations
Donors are increasingly providing more earmarked than core funding. This factsheet looks at the current trends in ODA disbursed by multilateral organisations.