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Exploring the UK’s Preference for the World Bank’s IDA Fund
November 12, 2021
The UK made the largest absolute contribution in the last replenishment of the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), the bank’s main instrument for assisting the world’s poorest countries. As the World Bank mobilizes for the IDA replenishment next month, we take an analytical ...
Assessing International Environmental Leadership: CDI 2021
September 14, 2021
Today, we publish the 2021 Commitment to Development Index (CDI), which tracks powerful countries’ policy efforts on development across eight important areas, from development finance to migration. One of the CDI’s focal areas is the environment, which matters for everyone but is especially critical...
Is the Quality of Development Finance Improving?
July 02, 2021
Here, we look at the who now provides development finance, and whether it has improved since the Busan agreement to improve effectiveness almost ten years ago, and the creation of the Global Partnership for Effective Development (also known as The Global Partnership).
The Quality of Official Development Assistance
May 25, 2021
The Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA) measures and compares providers of official development assistance (ODA) on quantitative indicators that matter most to development effectiveness and quality. It aims to encourage improvements to the quality of ODA by highlighting and assessing ...
QuODA 2021: Aid Effectiveness Isn’t Dead Yet
May 24, 2021
The fifth edition of QuODA(the Quality of Official Development Assistance)—which assesses the largest providers of development cooperation on four dimensions of quality—is here! In this blog, we highlight the findings.
How to Assess the Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA)
May 06, 2021
There is a lot of money being spent on official development assistance (ODA). The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) confirmed recently that countries provided over $160 billion in ODA in 2020. But ten years on from the global agreement reached in Busan, South Korea to imp...
Revisiting Aid Effectiveness: A New Framework and Set of Measures for Assessing Aid “Quality”
January 27, 2020
This paper revisits the concept of international development aid effectiveness and its measurement as part of a review of the Quality of ODA (QuODA) assessment published regularly since 2010.
A New Framework to Measure Aid Effectiveness
January 27, 2020
How committed are countries to aid effectiveness? This blog accompanies a recent working paper on the effectiveness of international development aid and lays out indicator for measuring the quality of official development assistance.
How Do You Measure Aid Quality and Who Ranks Highest?
November 15, 2018
Donors have lost their focus on aid effectiveness in the last decade, limiting aid’s impact. Aid effectiveness still matters enormously to the world’s poor; donors should revisit effective aid principles and agree measures which take better account of today’s challenges and context...
A Closer Look at How USAID and MCC Fare in QuODA
July 22, 2014
CGD and the Brookings Institution recently released the third edition of the Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA), a joint venture that measures donor performance across a series of aid quality indicators to encourage governments, institutions, and agencies to disburse more e...