Briefings

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

Recent Publications

Aid and the Islamic State

Aid and the Islamic State

HPG Crisis Briefs, December 2014
Eva Svoboda and Louise Redvers
In this IRIN/HPG Crisis Brief we examine the flows of international aid into parts of Iraq controlled by militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS).
Institutionalising resilience in development programming

Institutionalising resilience in development programming

Briefing papers, December 2014
Elizabeth Carabine, Maggie Ibrahim, Richard Rumsey
It is widely recognised across the humanitarian and development community that we cannot allow people to suffer through repeated crises. World Vision has been embedding disaster risk reduction (DRR) and, more recently, resilience-building into its development and humanitarian practice to safeguard livelihoods as well as lives.
Developed country support for fossil fuel exploration far exceeds Green Climate Fund pledges

Developed country support for fossil fuel exploration far exceeds Green Climate Fund pledges

Briefing papers, December 2014
Shakuntala Makhijani, Elizabeth Bast, Shelagh Whitley, David Turnbull and Matthew Maiorana
As the climate talks take place in Lima, Peru, this briefing shows that government subsidies to fossil fuel exploration currently dwarf their pledges to the Green Climate Fund. Rich country governments continue to tip the balance in favour of fossil fuels despite the scientific consensus that the vast majority of known oil, gas and coal reserves must stay in the ground if we are to avoid dangerous climate change.
Climate finance regional briefing: Asia and the Pacific

Climate finance regional briefing: Asia and the Pacific

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 8, December 2014
Sam Barnard, Smita Nakhooda, Alice Caravani, Overseas Development Institute and Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Asia is the largest continent and has the world’s most expansive Ocean – the Pacific – on its margins. It is also the region that has received the most international climate funding, which so far has concentrated on supporting mitigation activities.

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