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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
What is the Role of Aid in Middle-Income Countries?
December 21, 2020
We develop screens and principles designed to maximise the impact of aid, especially in richer recipients. All else equal, a dollar spent in the poorest countries will have a larger impact on well-being than a dollar spent in richer countries, so ODA should be concentrated in those countries.
Carving Around David: Implementing a Hierarchy of Cuts to the Aid Budget
November 20, 2020
If the ODA budget is to be cut, doing so will be painful, messy, and imperfect, but there is a way to wield the chisel well, says Ranil Dissanayake.
Sound Banks for Healthy Economies: Challenges for Policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean in Times of Coronavirus
September 16, 2020
The purpose of this report is twofold: to identify and discuss a set of challenges, and to develop key recommendations. The overarching goal is to provide support to policymakers in the region who may face difficult decisions to ensure that banks play a constructive role and support families and fir...
The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Hounds: How the FCDO Can Deliver Its Vision for Development
August 05, 2020
Being a force for good in the world is more than about branding, or even good intentions: it requires impact and an organisation capable of it. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s vision offers a good starting point for being a values-driven force for good in the world, but within tha...
The COVID-19 Attack on Latin America: Proposals for an Effective Response
July 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic represents a massive global shock that hit Latin America particularly hard.
Not a Centaur but Better: Building FCDO into a Powerful Force for Good and Not for Chaos
June 26, 2020
Following the announcement of the merger between DfID and FCO, Stefan Dercon and Ranil Dissanayake take a look at the opportunities of the merger.