On current trends, it will take decades or longer to bring basic services to the world’s most disadvantaged people. Meeting this challenge means recognising the political conditions that enable or obstruct development progress - a radical departure from the approach of the Millennium Development Goals.
Evidence of the role and effectiveness of development finance in achieving the Sustanaible Development Goals is scarce. This synthesis paper attempts to fill this gap by drawing on lessons from 20 country case studies to explain how finance has been one of the main factors contributing to development progress across these countries.
This two-part study looks at the current situation surrounding sovereign bonds to sub-Saharan African economies, and in particular the risks affecting these governments’ ability to repay bonds as their local currencies depreciate.
HPG Working Papers, March 2015
This report looks at the effect of counter-terrorism legislation on UK humanitarian aid organisations, and reflects on how banks, the UK government and charities themselves have each contributed to the problem and how they must work together to address it.
HPG Policy Briefs, Veronique Barbelet, March 2015
This HPG policy brief examines the conflict in the Central African Republic and asks why the international community failed to act to address the protection crisis in the country.
Research reports and studies, February 2015
This study assesses how DFID's SPARC programme in Nigeria functions in light of recent shifts in public sector reform thinking and practice, and considers lessons for future governance reform programmes.
HPG Commissioned Reports, February 2015
The first of their kind, these guidelines advise on the information and analysis needed to evaluate the decision to use in-kind aid, cash assistance or vouchers. They are a self-contained module for use by those commissioning evaluations and evaluators of emergency programmes.
Islamic humanitarianism? The evolving role of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation in Somalia and beyond
HPG Working Papers, February 2015
Regional organisations are becoming increasingly involved in humanitarian action and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is no exception. This paper examines how the OIC works, and explores its strengths and weaknesses as a regional and religious organisation, with specific reflection on their engagement in the 2011 famine in Somalia.