Responsible investment is growing. But there are questions about its impact on achieving sustainable development.
Impact bonds are complex — but they could help us hit the SDGs
What potential do social impact bonds hold for the SDGs as an innovative finance model? How can we best navigate their complexities?
Sovereign Debt and Human Rights
Delighted to be a contributing author to this fantastic new book on sovereign debt and human rights
Sun, Sea, Sand and Beyond
Ensuring appropriate taxation of the tourism sector in small island developing states through Tax Inspectors Without Borders
Show me the money | Part 2 Financing the Blue Economy and Marine Renewable Energy
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?
Leveraging innovative finance for Caribbean blue economy growth
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?
From aid to Global Public Investment: an evolution in international co-operation
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 mean for the financing of the SDGs?
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?
Opinion: It is time to redefine ‘aid’
Outdated visions of aid as a charitable transfer from rich to poor countries are not fit for the 21st century. A new narrative around international economic assistance is needed...
Opinion: Building Africa’s capacities to tax diamonds with Tax Inspectors Without Borders
US$13 billion in rough diamonds are produced every year. Africa supplies over 60% of the world's diamonds. We explain the role of tax inspectors in the extractives value chain to reduce tax abuses for more transparent and ethical diamonds.
Video: Financing the Blue Economy in the Caribbean
Video: Financing the Blue Economy in the Caribbean. What are the opportunities?
Opinion: How incentivizing small tobacco farmers can change livelihoods
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.
Blog: Meeting the urban finance challenge
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?
Blog: Public aid is driving financial innovation to support international development
International development is increasingly being financed in innovative new ways. Public aid money is critical and its role should be celebrated more