Aid Quality

AidWatch Report 2017

The EU could take a generation to meet the 0.7%ODA/GNI target at the current rate of growth, reveals the CONCORD AidWatch Report 2017. While 2016 saw a substantial increase of 27% in development spending, there has also been a relatively dramatic increase in reporting of inflated aid, such as in-donor costs or debt relief.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
  • CONCORD
Polly Meeks

Unravelling Tied Aid

Unravelling Tied Aid. Why aid must never be tied to donor country companies at the expense of women and men living in poverty.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity

Verdensvalg 2017

The report Verdensvalg 2017 focuses on Norway's development policy. In the chapter 'Aid and Development Policy in Norway: a global analysis of the finance and economic development landscape' Jesse Griffiths writes about the key ways in which the global economic and financial system will have to be transformed if we are to achieve the SDGs, and the role Norway could play to promote change.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
  • Norwegian Church Aid

Blended Finance: What it is, how it works and how it is used

This report is published jointly with Oxfam International.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity

Reality of Aid 2016 Report. Technical cooperation as an aid modality: Demand-led or donor-driven?

The 2016 report from Reality of Aid notes that despite technical cooperation being one of the most widely used forms of aid, to date it has largely been conducted in isolation from principles of democratic ownership and partnership.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
  • Reality of Aid

Official Flows: basic principles for transparent measurement and reporting by providers

Increasing transparency of reporting by the providers of cross border official finance (‘official flows’) can help increase the accountability of those providers to their citizens and those recipients to whom they have made promises.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity

Assessing the World Bank’s new procurement framework

On July 21st 2015 the executive directors of the World Bank approved a new policy framework which governs the procurement activities of projects financed by the World Bank. This is the first major reform of the Bank’s procurement policy in over 50 years and is said to represent a major shift from how the Bank used to operate.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity

Financing for Development: Key challenges for policy makers

This paper draws key conclusions for policy makers based on research and major analyses that have been published in the run up to the United Nations’ third Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), which takes place in Addis Ababa in July 2015.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Debt Resolution

The DATA Report 2015: Putting the Poorest First

2015 is a year that will shape the course of history. A new set of Global Goals – the Sustainable Development Goals – will be launched in September, which will set out the path to a fairer, more prosperous world and an end to extreme poverty.

  • Tax Justice
  • Aid Quantity
  • ONE

Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons from Government Spending on the MDGs

The new 2015 Government Spending Watch report (“Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons from Government Spending on the MDGs”) was launched April 13th by Oxfam and Development Finance International. The report uses new and unique data-sets from 67 countries on MDG spending over 2012-14 period, new data-sets on debt and defence spending, combined with in-depth analysis of the latest financing trends in developing countries, to draw lessons and implications for the FfD agenda of the SDGs.

  • Tax Justice
  • Aid Quantity
  • Oxfam International
  • Development Finance International