Blended Finance is (Still) A Mess
February 21, 2024
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What does the ‘international rules-based order’ mean for Africa?
August 05, 2021
No previous rule-taker has improved their lot by taking the rules of the international system as they are. Perhaps it's time for Africa to start ignoring economic orthodoxy.
China’s Emissions Trading Scheme Has Transformational Potential
July 27, 2021
China’s national emissions trading scheme marks the first national effort to price carbon as the world’s largest polluter. The initial design of the scheme shows limited ambition, but it provides a foundation that could be transformational.
The Biden administration must think globally about child care
July 01, 2021
Access to affordable child care is a vital part of the Biden domestic policy agenda, and for a good reason: Good child care policies have the potential to change the equation for children, their caregivers, and the U.S. economy. If the Biden administration wants to close the long-standing gender gap...
Devex: NGO boards don't represent who they serve. That must change
June 29, 2021
“You’re our guest. Act like it.” A message to aid donors
June 11, 2021
Despite this importance and their proximity to “affected people” – to whom the whole humanitarian system aims to be accountable – the knowledge and expertise of local and national actors do not carry much weight in internationally-led humanitarian action. This dynamic has bled into international pol...