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?
Helping Zambia’s farmers ditch tobacco with innovative finance
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...
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?
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.
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.
Report: Taming the vultures: Are new measures enough to protect debt relief gains?
The actions of so-called vulture funds – or speculative investors in the debt of distressed companies or sovereign states – have grabbed international media headlines. What can be done to tackle the problem in the long-term?