China’s rising economic power has meant that it is now playing a bigger role in humanitarian aid. This policy brief examines the history and cultural values at the heart of China’s approach to humanitarianism and the ways to address existing gaps between China and other humanitarian actors.
This is a pivotal moment for international development, as the global community sets out its post-2015 development goals, grapples with climate change and tries to create a more effective humanitarian system. At such a time, there is a premium on evidence-based research that offers practical solutions to real problems. This report outlines our 2013–2014 impact on our five strategic priorities, building on a combination of research, advice, convening and communication.
Our collective interest: why Europe's problems need global solutions and global problems need European action
European Think Tanks Group
A collaboration between four of Europe’s leading think tanks on international development, this report calls attention to the importance of a global perspective in European policy-making. The EU’s ambitions for its own citizens cannot be divorced from its global responsibilities and opportunities: a collective effort is in our shared interest.
From best practice to best fit: understanding and navigating wicked problems in international development
ODI Working Papers, September 2014
Many problems in international development are 'wicked': complex, uncertain and unique. This paper reviews tools tested by DFID to tackle the dynamic, complex realities they face on a day to day basis.
Research reports and studies, September 2014
This report reviews the experiences of Fiji and Vanuatu in managing non-traditional development assistance (NTDA) flows as part of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) project ‘The age of choice: How are developing countries managing the new aid landscape?’
Briefing papers, September 2014
Dirk Willem Te Velde (ed)
The events of 2013, and particularly the Rana Plaza collapse, have increased global scrutiny on the garment sector in Bangladesh. Productivity is key to sustained growth of the country's garment sector, but how can this be achieved and standards improved? In 2014, The DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) and the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) brought together key academics and policy-makers in Dhaka to explore these challenges. These policy essays showcase those discussions alongside new research and possible solutions.