Gemma Archer

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Muna AbuSulayman: Gender Equity in Saudi Arabia

10 Commonwealth policy priorities for trade and development

The Commonwealth, with its historic links between states, a population of 2.3 billion, a combined economy of more than $10 trillion and annual GDP …

Moving away from aid? The case of Indonesia

Over the past 15 years, 35 low-income countries have joined the ranks of the world’s middle-income countries: a reflection of the strong and …


Evidence-informed decision-making in a complex world

This event features a diverse panel debate exploring the relationship between evidence and decision-making in a complex world.

Evidence-informed decision making in a complex world

Fighting the backlash against women

Six development finance proposals to expand climate investment

This policy brief describes six promising finance proposals to support greater ambition for low-carbon development:<p>Increase Multilateral Development …

Development Bank

Why do countries become donors? Assessing the drivers and implications of donor proliferation

Despite growing aid fatigue in the global North, the number of bilateral aid-providing states is at an all-time high and continues to expand. This …

Can aid stop migration to Europe?

Last week, the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) published a rapid review on how UK Aid tackles the ‘root causes’ of migration to reduce …


The impact of cash transfers on women and girls

• Whether the evidence shows that cash transfers have differing impacts for women and girls compared to men and boys.<br>• Whether cash transfers contribute …


How manufacturing motorcycles can boost Uganda’s economy

Ugandan manufacturing is not in a great place. High electricity prices and poor infrastructure have stymied investment, leaving the sector …

Economic Development

International calls for innovation to support women refugees who want to work

The second week of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) kicks off today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, continuing its …

Climate-resilient planning: reflections on testing a new toolkit

• Basic service delivery is critical to community resilience to climate extremes and disasters. People’s ability to absorb, anticipate and adapt is …


Why is peacebuilding so difficult to achieve?

Signing a peace accord may mark the end of a conflict on paper, but the impact on the ground is often minimal. Transitioning from war to peace is not …

Obstacles to WASH

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are essential for both human survival and sustainable development. In this article for the United Nations …

United Nations

Technology and the City: Routes to Women’s Economic Empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment is critical for achieving women’s rights and gender equality, poverty reduction, and economic growth. Yet urban spaces …

Asian Development Bank

Live events podcast: A new approach to inclusive growth

This panel event brings together key figures driving forward the transformation agenda to discuss what is economic transformation.


Private equity falls short in spurring African development | Financial Times

Since 2011 there has been considerable interest from international investors in Africa. The prospect of high returns — matched by high risk — has …

Live events podcast: Diplomacy in a changing world

At this event Tom Fletcher, former British Ambassador to Lebanon reflects on recent political events in the US and elsewhere.


Non-tariff barriers and ’complaints’ in the East African Community’s reporting process

Since the establishment of the East African Community (EAC), comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, the region has seen a steady …


Why we gamified the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Electronic transfers in humanitarian assistance and uptake of financial services

The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) undertook case studies on humanitarian electronic transfer (‘e-transfer’) projects in …

Poor country trade with UK: Brexit winners and losers

Last week, all eyes were on the UK as Theresa May triggered Article 50. So what does Brexit mean for developing countries? We have some idea of what …

How to create more jobs in Africa

David Luke, trade expert and Coordinator of the UN's African Trade Policy Centre explains why the continent's trade policies need reform.


Getting to grips with power: can NGOs improve justice in Bangladesh?

This report looks at a five-year, £17 million ‘Community Legal Services’ (CLS) project recently funded by the UK’s Department for International …

President Trump, the facts show that defunding the UN Population Fund won’t work

The announcement this week that the US State Department is withdrawing funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the start of an …

Donald Trump

Ukraine Agreed to a Monsanto “Land Grab” to Get a $17 Billion Loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>This article was first published by Natural Society and Global Research on January 11, 2015.</i><p>The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) is …