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The Case for Globalization and Robust Global Value Chains
February 08, 2024
A New Vintage of Populism in Latin America
February 23, 2024
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 ...
How the UK Can Make the Best Use of the Multilateral Development Finance System
December 06, 2023
This note argues that the United Kingdom (UK), working within old and new coalitions, should take a more strategic approach to the aims and funding of a leading cluster of major multilateral funding institutions. It sets out the UK’s role within multilaterals, the key reform issues and how to treat ...
The Future of UK Global Health Policy: Challenges and Opportunities
November 30, 2023
Since 2019, the UK’s strong reputation in global health has been undermined by a series of deep cuts and a distracting departmental reorganisation. 2024 may, however, represent a turning point, with new Foreign and Development Ministers, both with a strong track record on development, the implementa...
Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management? The Case of the United Kingdom
November 14, 2023
In the wake of a challenging year, the Bank of England (BoE) has found itself navigating a tumultuous economic landscape marked by significant upheavals. Following the release of the mini-budget in September 2022, the BoE was compelled to take proactive measures to stabilize the financial system. Th...
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.
Unequal Households or Communities? Explaining Nutritional Inequality in South Asia
October 23, 2023
Using DHS data for South Asia, we find that most undernourished individuals are not found in wealth-poor households. They are also not typically found in the same households: 40 percent of households have differing nutritional status among members, and 66 percent of undernourished individuals reside...