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?
Hurricanes Irma and Maria have laid bare the deficiencies of an international aid and assistance architecture that sees many countries of the Caribbean ineligible for aid or concessional loans. What can be done to support countries to build back better?
There is increasing need for financial instruments and innovations designed to reduce vulnerability to risk and help countries cope when crises occur
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?
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?
With the UN’s development goals up for renewal the question of financing is more important than ever
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?
This document outlines the essential components of a responsible loan process and recommends that lenders and borrowers sign up to the standards advocated in the Eurodad Charter.