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Refugees and the Education of Host Populations
February 08, 2024
The Responsibility of My Country in an Unjust Global System
February 02, 2024
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...
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.
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 ...
Is Manufacturing Destiny? On the Dynamics of Future Sectoral Shares and Development
October 30, 2023
Indicative projections of the evolution and peak of manufacturing in lower-income countries to 2050 suggest that cross-country income convergence will continue despite manufacturing peaking as a share of output.
Setting the Compass for Eliminating World Poverty: The Department for International Development 1997-2003
October 24, 2023
By 2003, DFIF was one of the world’s most influential international development organizations thanks to a combination of effective political leadership, wider government backing, clear objectives supported by rigorously deployed resources, and large numbers of capable and motivated staff.
GPGs and Where to Fund Them: The Startling Implications of Financing Global Public Good Provision for the Multilateral Development Banks
July 26, 2023
Public and policy discourse has been imprecise in its definition of what constitutes a global public good, with implications for our understanding of how MDBs contribute to them. Once this is corrected for, it becomes apparent that, except under restrictive conditions that are unlikely to hold in th...