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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
A Dual Evidence Agenda: Delivering Greater Impact for Development and Global Challenges
March 20, 2023
With global challenges high on the international agenda and financing set to increase in the coming years, a big push on evidence, backed by dedicated resources, is essential. This note makes the case for a reinvigorated evidence agenda to boost the impact of financing for development and global pub...
Emerging Actors in the Multilateral System
February 22, 2023
This note looks at the development finance provided to multilateral institutions by a group of 13 major economies that have become significant international actors over the past decade. This group—which includes the five BRICS countries—are outside of the mainly Western, high-income countries that a...
How to Reverse the Decline in the Poverty Focus of UK Aid
February 07, 2023
It is well understood that the same amount of aid makes a bigger difference to peoples’ lives when their incomes are lower. And Development Minister Andrew Mitchell has rightly emphasised a “focus on the poorest and most vulnerable” in the UK’s development activities. With significant cuts to the UK...
How Much Should the World Pay for the Congo Forest’s Carbon Removal?
November 02, 2022
At last year’s United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), 141 leaders committed to halt and reverse forest loss and degradation by 2030. Forests, particularly tropical ones, are known to play a crucial role in removing carbon from the atmosphere, partially offsetting the effect of greenhou...
Projections of UK-Hosted Refugees, and the Implications for the UK’s Aid Budget and Spend
September 26, 2022
In this note, we look at the potential numbers and cost of refugee hosting in the UK in 2022, how this compares to the UK’s historic approach, and the knock-on impact for the UK’s aid budget.
Assessing the UK’s ODA Focus on Poverty and Africa
December 02, 2021
The UK has historically prioritised poverty reduction in its aid spending, focusing finance where it is most needed. In this note, we assess the poverty focus of the UK’s bilateral official development assistance (ODA) over the past decade and compare this to other major donors. To do so, we examine...
Finance for International Development Update
June 23, 2021
This note presents estimates of Finance for International Development (FID) in 2018. FID is a grant equivalent measure of cross-border, concessional finance publicly provided for development. We introduced FID last year to better compare development finance provided by both DAC (OECD Development Ass...