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Development and Public Finance

What we do

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 a new working papers series on public finance and service delivery.
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Multilateral development banks: optimising the balance sheet

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How we work

  • Strengthening macroeconomic stability

    Supporting policy-makers, national governments and other stakeholders to make informed decisions on quality investments and strengthening institutions, while championing mechanisms to more effectively manage debt and avoid debt distress.

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  • Efficient and equitable public services

    Bringing together different communities and knowledge to improve understanding of appropriate public finance to support service delivery, and supporting policy-makers in the design and implementation of public finance policies.

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  • Building more capable bureaucracies

    Promoting sound public financial management, supporting countries’ finance ministries and reflecting on ODI’s own technical advisory work.

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  • More effective tax systems

    Understanding the ways in which governments can mobilise domestic resources in more sustainable and equitable ways, exploring the linkages between taxation and inclusive growth, and supporting the creation of evidence-based, inclusive tax policy-making processes.

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  • Using public funds to mobilise private capital

    Understanding the potential and limitations of blended finance, and supporting the development of more effective blended finance approaches, while also assessing the role and development of national development banks.

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Latest work

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

    Research reports

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

    Literature reviews

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

    Other

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

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

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

    Research reports

  7. Development finance institutions: the need for bold action to invest better

    Research reports

  8. Public finance and service delivery: what's new, what's missing, what's next?

    Working papers

  9. Financial performance and corporate governance: evidence from national development banks in Africa

    Research reports

  10. Prospects for aid at times of crisis

    Working papers

  11. Public finance and service delivery working paper series

    Project

  12. A proposal for a new universal development commitment

    Other

  13. Beyond the Union: a new platform for European cooperation

    Briefing/policy papers

  14. Report on the tax policy-making process in Uganda

    Research reports

  15. External finance for rural development: a synthesis of country perspectives

    Research reports

  16. Principled Aid Index 2020

    Working papers

  17. Financing the reduction of extreme poverty post-Covid-19

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. The future of diplomacy: G20 in a Covid era

    Event

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