Governments across the G20 countries are estimated to be spending $88 billion every year subsidising exploration for fossil fuels. This report documents, for the first time, the scale and structure of fossil-fuel exploration subsidies in the G20 countries. The evidence points to a publicly financed bailout for carbon-intensive companies, and support for uneconomic investments that could drive the planet far beyond the internationally agreed target of limiting global temperature increases to no more than 2ºC.
Aid donors have found it hard to move from thinking politically to working differently, but there is evidence that they can do so and that this improves outcomes. This paper presents seven examples of where adopting a politically smart, locally led approach has led to better outcomes.
Working and discussion papers, November 2014
This working paper looks at how women's empowerment is put into action as well as how the development community can contribute to its progress.
ODI Working Papers, 408, November 2014
Getnet Alemu Zwedu
This study is intended to explore the link among financial inclusion, regulation and inclusive growth.
ODI Working Papers, 407, November 2014
Francis M. Mwega
This case study investigates the potential trade-off between regulation and stability in Kenya, a small open economy which is highly vulnerable to domestic and external shocks, but with a lightly regulated financial system and a fairly open capital account.
Research reports and studies, November 2014
This paper surveys the literature on private capital flows-related issues, with a focus on low-income countries
Financial Regulation in Low-Income Countries: Balancing Inclusive Growth with Financial Stability. The Nigeria Case
ODI Working Papers, 409, November 2014
Olu Ajakaiye and Sheriffdeen Tella
This study investigates the potential trade-off between financial sector regulation and financial stability in Nigeria and implications for financial inclusion and inclusive growth.