As the COVID-19 crisis worsens SDG financing gaps, could debt-for-health swaps provide an additional way in which more resources for healthcare systems could be made available while also reduce high debt burdens?
Public sector lenders should take the lead in pioneering innovative loan contracts that allow borrowers to better respond to crises like the coronavirus pandemic
I'm delighted to announce I've joined Development Initiatives as a Fellow. Read my introductory blog in which I talk about making development finance fit for purpose in a changing world...
As the market for tobacco leaf gradually declines, innovative financing offers a window of opportunity to help small farmers in Zambia transition to better, alternative livelihoods...
Responsible investment is growing. But there are questions about its impact on achieving sustainable development.
What potential do social impact bonds hold for the SDGs as an innovative finance model? How can we best navigate their complexities?
While governments may be inspired by the blue economy paradigm shift, their pockets may not be quite so deep. How can new finance be leveraged for key blue economy sectors, such as marine renewable energy, which can carry high investment costs for relatively small economies?
The earth’s oceans have been described as the last economic ‘frontier’. But business as usual can't continue. How can Caribbean countries more effectively leverage their ocean and coastal assets for economic and social development, while protecting these assets?
In partnership with health sector colleagues, I'm working to develop world's first tobacco control social impact bond to support tobacco farmers to transition to economically viable and environmentally sustainable alternative livelihoods.
As rapid urbanization proceeds, how can we enhance subnational finance in responsible ways and contribute substantially to local and national development? How are cities around the world already meeting the financing challenge at local level, including through innovative new finance models? Are there risks? What role for the international development community to support urban finance?
International development is increasingly being financed in innovative new ways. Public aid money is critical and its role should be celebrated more