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Official Development Assistance

We have 6 items tagged with ‘Official Development Assistance’.
  • 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
  •  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
  • Mozambique: bringing the cattle in from the fields. Mozambique is vulnerable to climate change because of its geography, but also has a poorly developed economy, frail infrastructure, and high levels of poverty (Photo: ILRI/Stevie Mann, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Climate finance from the aid budget must also deliver on poverty

    The UK has promised to increase funding for climate finance up to 2020, but if this money comes from the aid budget, how can we be sure that climate spending will also deliver on poverty eradication and the sustainable development agenda?

    30 September 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • 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
  • 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
  • Supporting Adaptation to Climate Change: What role for Official Development Assistance?

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has instigated several funding mechanisms in an attempt to meet adaptation needs in developing countries, however these funds have been heavily criticised by both the development and academic communities for being both fiscally and technically inadequate.

    14 November 2008 | Article | Climate change
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