Financial Infrastructure

New “forecast-based financing” helps most vulnerable before a crisis

The Bangladeshi government and humanitarian agencies trialled a new form of aid for...

OECD reveals humanitarian aid in 2018 decreased for world’s neediest countries

Foreign aid from official donors in 2018 fell 2.7% from 2017, with a declining share...

What impact investments mean for achieving SDGs

In a new report, IFC estimated that the potential market for impact investors could...

Costa Rica urged to consider climate change when outlining budgets

Costa Rica is prone to experiencing extreme weather events such as hurricanes and...

Funding cuts threaten key aid supplies for Palestine

Despite significant fundraising activities, UNRWA, the United Nations agency responsible...

Sustained support for Haiti and Panama is needed, UN relief chief said

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief...

25% of Indian urban population lives in informal homes despite ongoing housing schemes

Although Indian officials intend to meet the deadline to provide housing for every...

India takes bold step towards building huge waterways project

The Indian government has signalled its intent to go ahead with a major infrastructure...

European Union takes over role to combat conflict diamonds

On Friday, the European Union formally took over the chairmanship of the Kimberley...

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