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What to Look Out for at COP28
November 30, 2023
The latest climate COP, or “Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,” got underway today in Dubai. It will be attended by thousands of delegates from governments, the private sector, media, and civil society, with two hectic weeks of events and negotiat...
COP28 Should Set a Combined Climate and Development Finance Goal for People and Planet
November 27, 2023
When negotiators gather at COP28, climate finance and a new goal for 2025 onwards will be high up on the agenda. Developing countries would be wise to push for a combined climate and development finance goal.
Commitment to Development Index 2023: Development Under Attack
September 13, 2023
For 20 years, the Commitment to Development Index has assessed countries' policies and the level of effort they go to in order to contribute to international development. Because development depends on much more than foreign aid, the Index looks at countries’ performance across eight different polic...
Commitment to Development Index 2023
September 13, 2023
The Commitment to Development Index (CDI) ranks 40 of the world’s most powerful countries on policies that affect global development. In an increasingly interconnected world, decisions made by the richest countries have impacts far beyond their borders, and often disproportionately affect the world’...
UK Development Finance beyond ODA: Mapping and Assessing the UK’s Non-grant Development Finance
September 07, 2023
The UK government has significantly expanded its development finance beyond ODA. The strategic use of guarantees, export finance, and other instruments is not a substitute for grants to the poorest, but instead offers the prospect of mobilising significant lending to developing countries, which can ...
Why You Should Support Brazil (or Cameroon) at the 2022 World Cup
November 18, 2022
The authors of this blog will be backing England at the World Cup. But if your team isn’t at the World Cup, or if one were to support a team altruistically—which team’s victory might produce the largest total amount of happiness?