In new research released today, we show that the UK’s (non-aid) overseas spending via the EU—that helped support lower-income EU countries—is a substantial but often overlooked resource.
CGD Policy Blogs
For most people, a billion is an abstract concept; it may feel like an overwhelming number that’s hard to envision. To help, we are mixing some maths and football fun to describe the global population with two football stadiums.
The CDI measures the policy effort of countries—relative to their size—in how they support development in other countries. How did your country rank?
China’s policy commitment to development ranks 35th of the 40 countries in the CDI. Some of the results may seem counterintuitive: Most people know that China provides major levels of finance to Africa, and that it’s a big producer of greenhouse gases. However, after we take account of country size to enable comparisons between countries, our index ranks China last on development finance but well above the US and in the top ten on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
With COVID-19 set to lead to a major upsurge in those living in extreme poverty and the wider developing world, the new CDI provides looks at how 40 of the world’s most powerful countries are contributing on health-related policies and commitments.
What should be prioritized to make the new FCO-DFID merger the best possible asset for Britain and its development partners? Ian Mitchell shares some thoughts.
In late February, the UK confirmed it would undertake an “Integrated Review” of its foreign policy, defence, security, and international development. Whil attention has rightly shifted to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK will soon restart work to “overhaul its approach to foreign policy” and “define Britain’s place in the world.”
If the 52 poorest countries in the world—home to a rising population of 1.4 billion people—grow their economies rapidly, how much will they contribute to global carbon emissions in 2030? And how important will this be in our fight against climate change?
In this blog, we use our new measure–Finance for International Development–to look at the G20’s finance for development and consider which countries can step up their financial contribution, both during COVID-19 and beyond.
In a new working paper, we aim to address this gap with a new measure of cross-border, concessional finance—Finance for International Development (FID). FID is designed to be a measure which is more consistent across all development actors—going beyond just OECD members.