On World No Tobacco Day, Scotland’s finance sector can show leadership by stopping its investments in tobacco companies
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Outdated visions of aid as a charitable transfer from rich to poor countries are not fit for the 21st century.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...
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
Report: Financing the SDGs in the Pacific Islands: Opportunities, Challenges and Ways Forward
What steps can Pacific island countries take to mobilize more sources of finance and to strengthen the effectiveness of public expenditures? Are there opportunities to leverage innovative finance. And are there lessons learned from other countries, in particular other Small Island Developing States (SIDS)?
Opinion: The pros and cons of ethical debt instruments
In May, the World Bank issued the world’s first bond linked explicitly to the U.N. SDGs. The initiative — which aims to capitalize on a rising number of investors interested in positive social and environmental impacts in addition to financial returns — has been heralded an innovation in investment products and can be added to a growing list of innovative debt instruments that are marketed as “ethical”. What are the pros and cons of innovative debt instruments?
Blog: Financing the SDGs in the Pacific: Maximizing new opportunities
With Pacific islands at the forefront of climate change, they need to secure resources not only to meet development priorities such as improving health and education but also to adapt to climate change, build resilience and withstand sudden (often very large) economic and environmental shocks. Where will these resources come from, and how can Pacific islands make most effective use of these funds?
Blog: How new donor countries are reshaping the development aid landscape
Development aid is increasingly being provided by middle-income economies. This is a significant change in a shifting global aid landscape