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Research and advisory work on how governing bodies can best use their scarce resources to support prosperous and fairer societies.

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Why we need new research on public finance and service delivery

ODI launches new working papers series and call for papers on public finance and service delivery.
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  1. The UK, Special Drawing Rights and fiscal gimmickry

  2. Public finance and development: top things to read in July

  3. Is public financial management digitally mature?

  4. G20 green lights commission to look at the linchpin of multilateral finance

  5. Four priorities for the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

  6. An intergovernmental perspective on managing public finances for service delivery

    Working papers

  7. Fiscal decentralisation and redistributive politics: evidence from Kenya

    Working papers

  8. Fiscal decentralisation and redistributive politics: evidence from Kenya

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. How the allocation of IDA20 should shift to ease the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis in lower-income countries


  10. What do countries value about multilateral development banks?


  11. CDC–ODI webinar series on development finance institutions and the Covid-19 crisis

    Meeting/conference reports

  12. Ending the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic

  13. The catalytic effects of DFI investment: gender equality, climate action and the harmonisation of impact standards

    Research reports

  14. From aid to development partnerships: lessons from the literature and implications of the Covid-19 crisis

    Literature reviews

  15. New shareholders for multilateral banks: a viable approach to increase development finance?


  16. A 'shot in the arm' for multilateral cooperation - why international public finance should step up its game for global vaccination

  17. People-centred justice – re-setting financial priorities in OECD and low-income countries

  18. People-centred justice for all: a route to scaling up access to justice advice and assistance in low-income countries

    Research reports

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