Aid

In our work on aid and other forms of development finance, we explore the ways in which the governance of development finance can improve development outcomes.

Our research focuses on three issues:

  1. Analysis of organisations that comprise the global aid system, with a view to improving global aid governance, particularly from the perspective of recipient governments
  2. The politics of donor-recipient interaction
  3. The growing role of corporate actors in development finance, including philanthropic organisations and impact investors
GLF Nematullah Bizhan on BBC Persian HardTalk
Roundtable on the Prospects for Afghanistan: State Capacity and Aid Effectiveness
Call for papers: The politics of risk and uncertainty in aid: approaches, directions and challenges
Understanding Why and How Civilians Resort to Self-Protection in Armed Conflict
Britain has a new aid strategy. But has it got its priorities right?
Canadian Development Aid: Past Practice and Future Partnerships
GEG Senior Researcher publishes article on the future of foreign aid agencies
GEG Research Associate Nilima Gulrajani frames discussion on the the future of aid
The changing face of international aid
The current state of multilateral aid
Richard Manning Discusses the Future of International Aid
GEG at the Challenges of Government Conference
Save the Mothers: Africa's Huge Maternal Death Toll
UK Minister on World Bank Reform
The Dead Aid Debate: GEG Blog
Memo: Paolo de Renzio on Aid Effectiveness
Memo: International Aid Architecture at the Crossroads
GEG Newsflash: Live updates from Busan Aid Effectiveness Conference
Nilima Gulrajani's Chapter in New Book on Aid
The Future of Development Cooperation
In the Balance, BBC World Service
State-building in Afghanistan: Aid, politics, and state capacity
Dr Nematullah Bizhan, Senior Research Associate, GLF 2014-16
Journal articles
Aid and state-building, Part II: Afghanistan and Iraq
Dr Nematullah Bizhan, Senior Research Associate, GLF 2014-16
Journal articles
Aid and state-building, Part I: South Korea and Taiwan
Dr Nematullah Bizhan, Senior Research Associate, GLF 2014-16
Journal articles
aid paradoxes
Aid Paradoxes in Afghanistan: Building and Undermining the State
Dr Nematullah Bizhan, Senior Research Associate, GLF 2014-16
Books
Unsustainable Development Goals?
Professor Ngaire Woods, Founder
Op-eds
GEG WP 2016/117 Improving the Fragile States’ Budget Transparency: Lessons from Afghanistan
Dr Nematullah Bizhan, Senior Research Associate, GLF 2014-16
Working papers
#AidToo: politics, power and safeguarding in international aid
aid paradoxes
Aid paradoxes in Afghanistan: Book Launch
Aid
The paradox of aid: lessons from Afghanistan
Children and armed conflict: an agenda for change
GEG International Political Economy Workshop
Development: How much does aid still matter?