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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Breakthrough to Policy Use: Reinvigorating Impact Evaluation for Global Development
July 19, 2022
By charting a renewed agenda for more useful, responsive, and relevant impact evaluation that elevates the perspectives of government policymakers and other evidence users around the world, we can reinvigorate policy commitment to, and funding for, rigorous evaluation. With more and better funding,...
Refugee Compacts: Addressing the Crisis of Protracted Displacement
April 18, 2017
Today, an unprecedented 65 million people—including 21 million refugees—are displaced from their homes. Still, as this report points out, the challenge is manageable—if the international community is able to get its response right. This report offers key principles for closing t...
Payouts for Perils: How Insurance Can Radically Improve Emergency Aid
April 07, 2017
Millions of people face hazards like cyclones and drought every day. International aid to deal with disasters after they strike is generous, but it is unpredictable and fragmented, and it often fails to arrive when it would do the most good. We must stop treating disasters like surprises. Matching f...
Doing Cash Differently: How Cash Transfers Can Transform Humanitarian Aid
September 14, 2015
The Report of the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers shows why giving aid directly in the form of cash is often a highly effective way to reduce suffering and to make limited humanitarian aid budgets go further. We urge the humanitarian community to give more aid as cash, and to make ca...
The Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA): Third Edition
July 10, 2014
This report is the third edition of our effort to measure the quality of Official Development Assistance (ODA), now updated to use 2012 data—the most recent available—from the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
Clear Direction for a New Decade: Priorities for PEPFAR and the Next US Global AIDS Coordinator
December 06, 2013
PEPFAR is at a critical turning point in its decade-long existence. The next US Global AIDS Coordinator is uniquely positioned to set the course for the program’s future. A change in leadership at the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief creates an opportunity to ask questions abou...
Investing in Social Outcomes: Development Impact Bonds
October 07, 2013
This report explains how Development Impact Bonds (DIBs) can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of development funding. Based on Social Impact Bonds in industrialized countries, a DIB creates a contract between private investors and donors or governments who have agreed upon a shared developm...