Debates and discussions in international development seldom stand still. Our In Focus series concentrates on the intersection between ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’. We will focus on new and emerging ideas, analyse them and see how they can be practically applied to better support governments and donors help the most vulnerable populations through evidence-based policy making.
New research highlights the need for additional multilateral finance coupled with impactful reform to accelerate post-pandemic recovery.
How can we unlock aid finance to support low-income countries who have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic?
Stevan Lee and Fred Merttens set out key insights revealed when modelling health, public health, and social protection interactions on the COVID-19 pandemic
Diagnostics represent a basis for policy that is specific to context, providing a systematic way of analysing causality and change. Umar Salam explains the need for …
Michele Binci and Paul Jasper discuss the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
The central challenge for economic policy in a developing country is to sustain or raise rates of economic growth.
Despite the buzz, the data revolution has yet to deliver on its promises. Paul Jasper examines why Big Data is neither a fad nor a panacea.