Briefings

Briefings provide information, analysis and key policy recommendations on important development and humanitarian topics.

Recent Publications

The role of the World Bank Group in the post-2015 agenda

Briefing papers | April 2015 | Maja Schmaljohann, Annalisa Prizzon, Andrew Rogerson
This policy note analyses the possible role the World Bank Group could play in implementing the post-2015 development agenda and the different aspects that might constrain the institution’s ability to fulfil these.
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State of evidence on humanitarian cash transfers

Briefing papers | April 2015 | Sarah Bailey and Paul Harvey
This background note provides a brief summary of the evidence base on humanitarian cash transfer programming. It outlines the types of evidence on cash transfers, findings on key issues and gaps.
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Cash transfer programming and the humanitarian system

Briefing papers | April 2015 | Paul Harvey and Sarah Bailey
This background note aims to sketch out some of the key features of current humanitarian action and the role that cash transfers (giving people money) plays as one of the responses to supporting people in the face of disasters and conflict.
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Leaving no one behind: how the SDGs can bring about real change

Briefing papers | March 2015 | Claire Melamed
The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has been a key feature of all the discussions on the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This briefing looks at how the idea of leaving no one behind can be integrated into the SDGs.
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Economic losses from disasters - WCDRR briefings for delegations

Briefing papers | March 2015 | Aditya Bahadur; Catherine Simonet
This note provides information relevant to the agreement of target (iii) of the draft Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), on economic loss, which reads: '[Substantially] reduce direct disaster economic loss [by a given percentage] in relation to GDP...
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