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
With major environmental shocks increasingly common, how can small states – from Barbados to Cabo Verde to Samoa – better plan for environmental emergencies? And will the international community make sure that adequate finance is made available?
EU aid to its member states has proved highly effective – so why pull the plug on countries such as India and South Africa?