How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect ESG investments? And is it possible to ensure that the current focus on ESG standards benefits low-income countries? Gail Hurley calls for more patient capital and a hands-on approach.
Our "Blue Paper" explores how organised crime in the fisheries sector threatens a sustainable ocean and puts forward an action plan to tackle the problem
The coronavirus crisis highlights just how much the world needs a well-coordinated and well-resourced system of international public financing. Global Public Investment offers an ambitious approach towards pooling resources and knowledge.
The UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid has wrapped up, and all eyes will now be on Scotland as next year’s host of what is arguably the world’s most important international conference. How can we build a financial system that has people and planet at its heart?
What we were taught about aid is wrong. How we should think of economic assistance and international cooperation in a new era
What do global ‘megatrends’ such as climate change, migration, urbanisation, continued environmental degradation, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and demographic shifts mean for financing the SDGs? What are the challenges and opportunities?
The world’s shadow financial system plays a key role in enabling some of the worst abuses of the ocean’s precious resources yet this is rarely front and centre of international policy discussions.
Developing countries lose billions annually through tax avoidance and evasion. New UN-led initiatives are helping but global action is still required
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) lays out the steps the international community promises to take to fund the world’s new sustainable development agenda – to be agreed in New York in September. What does it promise?
The world has drafted a spectacular new ‘to-do’ list of Sustainable Development Goals. Do the SDGs represent a chance for transformational change?
Does the UN expert committee's report offer a sensible strategy for financing the new international development vision? Will the report be the game-changer many civil society organizations want to see? And how far will it support human rights realization for all?
UN experts have drawn up a ‘menu of options’ for financing sustainable development. What do they say?
This joint ODI-UNDP paper looks at whether development aid will remain important in the post-2015 era, and asks how the old aid model should change in response to a dramatically new world and new sustainable development challenges.
Since the 1980s, progressive financial deregulation – within and between countries – has led to increased instability and recurrent financial and economic crises. This is combined with volatility associated with more frequent and extreme environmental shocks. How should developing countries manage this increasingly volatile external environment? What should the international community do?