I recently tried to explain to a parliamentary committee why I believe multilateral aid is likely to be more cost-effective than bilateral aid. This post sets out the arguments in a bit more detail.Continue reading
I'm in the latest edition of the Guardian Development Podcast, discussing the future of British aidContinue reading
The video of a talk I did at the Development Policy Centre at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University on 9 October 2012.Continue reading
The full text of an article in Europe's World by Stephanie Majerowicz and me, commenting on an article by José Antonio Ocampo about the future of the World Bank.Continue reading
Owen Barder and Ben Ramalingam look at the implications of complexity for the trend towards results-based management in development cooperation. They argue that complexity provides a powerful reason for pursuing the results agenda, but it has to be done in ways which reflect the context.Continue reading
An explanation of why CGD in Europe is starting work on illicit financial flows.Continue reading
CGD in Europe is now embarking on an exciting new programme looking at how various kinds of illicit financial flows affect development and what, if anything, rich countries should be doing about them.Continue reading
A blog post linking to an article by Mark Tran in the Guardian. The article quotes me saying: "The risk is that the G8 will think that they can address these issues by earmarking some of their aid programmes and they will not feel under pressure to make the systemic changes which only they can make."Continue reading
Two reasons why I am concerned about plans for a big campaign in 2013 on food, agriculture, hunger, food security and nutrition.Continue reading
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This week’s Europe Development Digest covers global financial havens, EU plans to use drones to track migrants, the resignation of a senior IMF economist partly over the way Europe dominates the leadership selection, legal news on a ‘vulture fund’ case, and new projections from European economists about the future geography of poverty.
Strong praise for the second 'golden moment': a summit on family planning. But doubts about the format of these large summits.Continue reading
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Discussing the work of the CGD and Social Finance Development Impact Bonds Working Group.Continue reading