How is aid being impacted by Covid-19, and why is it so hard to find out?
In this podcast DI's Anna Hope, Bill Anderson and Amy Dodd discuss how aid is being impacted by Covid-19, and the opportunities and challenges to tracking changes in development finance in real time.
Much of the support being offered to the people and places worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic comes in the form of aid, or official development assistance (ODA). But due to the speed with which the pandemic has unfolded, and the longer timeframe over which aid spending is usually reported, it's currently difficult to get a clear picture of how the unprecedented commitments of the global community are being translated into actual assistance for people in need.
In this podcast DI Data & Information Architect Bill Anderson, Head of Engagement Amy Dodd, and Head of Communications Anna Hope discuss how aid is being impacted by Covid-19, the opportunities and challenges to tracking changes in development finance in real time, and DI's work on a new data tool to track these changes.
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Tracking aid flows in light of the Covid-19 crisis
How is Covid-19 impacting aid flows? This data tool is updated monthly to track aid commitments and provide unique real-time analysis based on IATI data.
What impact will Covid-19 have on development finance?
This podcast expands on our latest projections of the impact Covid-19 will have on development finance, including all forms of finance from direct investment and domestic revenue to tourism receipts and remittances.
The challenges of data on the financing response to Covid-19
This paper, examining the challenges of using financing data sources, launches our series on matching resources to needs in the global Covid-19 response.