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Aid spending

We have 18 items tagged with ‘Aid spending’.
  • Woman filling jerry cans with water

    Sleepwalking into COP26 collapse – why the UK must drop its aid cuts

    Britain's decision to trim its aid budget sends entirely the wrong message to world leaders – that under-delivering for vulnerable countries is OK

    5 May 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • Man speaking in front of a wall that reads "UN Climate Change Conference UK 2020"

    UK aid cuts threaten climate leadership role of COP26 president

    Cuts to the overseas aid budget risk not only undermining the UK’s reputation for progressive development action, but also the chances of the UK presidency delivering a successful outcome to COP26. Sustainable development must be climate resilient: a lower aid spend is in real terms a blow to climate finance and ambition

    30 March 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • Man cycling in an arid landscape

    When public finance shrinks, what are the priorities for climate action?

    Cuts to UK overseas development aid raise critical questions for future climate action, not least whether the promised balance of support for adaptation and mitigation can be maintained. We suggest reforms to the climate finance system that could deliver stronger adaptation results for climate-vulnerable people

    29 March 2021 | Blog | Climate change
  • Women carrying emergency shelter kits

    The UK’s backward step on global development

    The UK government’s decision to merge DFID with the Foreign Office is a clear sign that tackling poverty in developing countries is no longer a priority. But there is still time to show that its interests benefit from working internationally in partnership to tackle inequality, fragility, climate and nature loss

    17 June 2020 | Blog | Climate change
  • What lies in store for the Earth in 2017? (Photo: Charles Strebor, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Fighting for the future – sustainable development and the battle for ideas in 2017

    Following the landmark global agreements on sustainable development sealed in 2015, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the end of 2016 prompted the question: can the world sustain this hard-fought momentum?

    4 January 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • A water tap in Rwanda. Measuring sustainability of investments in water and sanitation makes more sense than focusing on annual freshwater withdrawal and access to improved water and sanitation (Photo: A'Melody Lee/World Bank, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Making World Bank aid sustainable

    Clare Shakya sets out seven ways the World Bank can make its development aid sustainable and inclusive.

    10 October 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  •  An Ethiopian government delegation learns about energy innovations in a climate smart village in Kenya. Ethiopia's government hopes to combine climate resilience with economic growth (Photo: CGIAR, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    What's happening to aid to the Least Developed Countries?

    New figures show an overall decline in aid to the world's Least Developed Countries, yet commitments made in Paris and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda call for more aid, not less

    18 January 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • How can decentralised finance drive sustainable development? A new interactive story produced by IIED's Human Settlements Group highlights successful examples from the global South (Image: Kiln/IIED)

    It's the thought that counts: how can Addis deliver for the world’s poorest?

    When the world's leaders meet in Addis to decide how they fund the SDGs, the real question is whether this money will support the world's poorest to shape their own futures

    8 July 2015 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • About the architecture of aid

    About the architecture of aid

    How can decentralised finance drive sustainable development? A new interactive story produced by IIED's Human Settlements Group highlights successful examples from the global South

    8 July 2015 | Article | Poverty
  • In urban and rural communities across the world, low income families lack the shelter and services they need to live with dignity, security, health and prosperity (Photo: IIED)

    References: how can decentralised finance drive sustainable development?

    The interactive presentation on architecture of aid describes two powerful examples of international funds that have supported community-based organisations at scale – the Urban Poor Fund International and the Asian Coalition for Community Action. Here are the sources used

    8 July 2015 | Article | Poverty
  • Should public money from Europe used to build wind farms, such as this one in Mulan, around 170km north east of Harbin City in Heilongiang, China, constitute official development assistance? (Photo: Land Rover Our Planet, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Development finance and climate finance: achieving zero poverty and zero emissions

    Ahead of the Financing for Development conference in Addis, Paul Steele asks whether changes are needed to the way we address climate and development finance

    1 June 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • 10 Downing St. creative commons, MOD

    IIED responds to UK election outcome

    IIED hopes the new Conservative government will demonstrate UK leadership on inclusive citizenship and green prosperity on the global stage

    8 May 2015 | News | Communication
  • How to ensure that aid empowers urban poor groups

    Listen to David Satterthwaite speaking at TEDxHamburg.

    12 July 2013 | Article | Poverty
  • People stand on a sea-wall with a road and look out at the ocean.

    8 points on financing climate change adaptation in urban areas

    As the urgency for governments and international agencies to address climate change increases, an expert meeting identified eight key points on finance priorities.

    20 June 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Does development assistance have a future?

    No one unequivocally and wholeheartedly said development assistance worked at yesterday’s debate on whether it had a future. All three panel speakers saw the need for a radical change in approach.

    20 November 2012 | Blog | Climate change
  • Moving beyond the preamble to creating a new story at Rio+20

    The panelists, Tony Cunningham MP (Labour), Martin Horwood MP (Liberal Democrats),

    24 May 2012 | Blog | Energy
  • The recession and the changing face of aid

    Traditional donors from the G8 have failed to achieve their commitments to give 0.7% of their gross national incomes, due in part to “severe constraints of public debt”. But despite the recession, new donors have emerged, and with them a shift to new patterns and ways of giving aid. Indeed the recession has demonstrated the durability of aid during hard times but has also added to its complexity. We now need to work even harder to make sense of that complexity and ensure that aid is considered as one small part of a more joined-up and transparent development agenda.

    26 August 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • Staying south – trade, aid, and the recession

    In the global recession, have so called ‘emerging' economies got a toehold in the trade, aid, and investment big-league?

    30 March 2010 | Blog | Economics
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