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Mind the Gap: Bridging the Divide between Cooperation Providers
January 31, 2024
Despite the increasing imperative for cross-provider collaboration, the quest for a truly “global” development paradigm remains elusive, marked by persistent divides between different types of development providers’ normative frameworks, models, experiences, capacities, and institutional allegiances...
Exploring Barriers and Opportunities for Deepening Cooperation across DAC and Non-DAC Providers
January 31, 2024
At a time when progress towards the 2030 Agenda has stalled, there is a clear need for collective—and cooperative—development action to put the agenda back on track. The good news is that the number of countries with institutions dedicated to sharing knowledge, skills, and resources to support devel...
A New Playbook for Gavi: Advancing Equitable and Sustainable Immunization in an Evolving Global Landscape
January 30, 2024
For nearly 25 years, Gavi has delivered impact and value for money and remained one of the most successful global health initiatives. Gavi’s success has been driven by its use of three primary levers: (1) accelerating new vaccine introductions, (2) increasing equitable immunization coverage, and (3)...
What Could the UK’s Future Development Structure Look Like?
January 25, 2024
Reform of the UK development structure is necessary to restore the effectiveness of the UK’s development function. How reforms are implemented will determine their success.
Meeting Skill Needs for the Global Green Transition: A Role for Labour Migration?
January 23, 2024
If green transition targets are to be met, migration is likely to be needed as a complement to domestic training and reskilling. Given that the shortage of green-skilled workers is global, however, migration must be accompanied by support for training and retaining workers at home.
Progress in Eliminating World Poverty: The Department for International Development 2003-2010
December 14, 2023
DFID’s growing budget, influence, capability, focus, and political support from 2003 to 2010 allowed it, in these years, to make a substantial contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. These years also saw the emergence of a cross-party political consensus that the UK should ...
Projections of Eligibility and Transition Trajectories up to 2040: Implications for Gavi’s Next Strategic Period and Beyond
December 14, 2023
The prevailing fiscal outlook alongside broader shifts in the health landscape have important implications for countries’ eligibility for support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Current projections are similar to pre-COVID estimates, but the cohort of transitioning countries face more challenging ...
Warming or Cooling on World Bank Climate Finance: What Drives Country Demand?
December 11, 2023
Factors like borrowing costs and access to alternative sources of finance will likely limit country demand for World Bank climate mitigation finance absent financial incentives, which could prove costly and difficult to resource at the scale needed to have meaningful impact. There's a risk that thes...
The Future of UK Global Health Policy: Challenges and Opportunities
November 30, 2023
Since 2019, the UK’s strong reputation in global health has been undermined by a series of deep cuts and a distracting departmental reorganisation. 2024 may, however, represent a turning point, with new Foreign and Development Ministers, both with a strong track record on development, the implementa...
Forest-Based Carbon Markets: Pitfalls and Opportunities
November 13, 2023
Forest-based carbon markets could become an important source of income for countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Estimates indicate that under high carbon prices the carbon credits market could reach US$30 billion per year by 2030.