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  • Blog post

    How diaspora investment can finance energy access in fragile settings

    Improving energy access in fragile settings is fundamental for achieving universal access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. Blended finance offers a mechanism for investments to flow into the market, pioneering off-grid solutions in these settings. However, more research is required to understand the different types of private finance that are appropriate for...

    17 Oct 2022 | Joevas Asare

  • Blog post

    How DFIs can better invest in low growth countries

    Low growth countries struggle with persistent and extreme poverty and uncertainty about the ability of the private sector to grow. This makes new thinking in development finance crucial to support growth in these countries. The fourth annual DFI Fragility Forum was held in Oxford 3-4 May 2022. Each year, the conference brings together senior leadership from many of the...

    14 Sep 2022 | Colin Buckley

  • Blog post

    Scaling up development finance can bring peace in fragile countries

    The number of people living in poverty in fragile and conflict-affected countries is estimated to reach 360 million by 2030. Lifting people out of poverty in places affected by low government capacity, poor infrastructure and high political and economic risk and uncertainty is a critical challenge and key to addressing global problems such as conflict, migration,...

    21 Jun 2022 | Rafat Al-Akhali

  • News Item

    DFI Fragility Forum 2022

    The fourth annual DFI Fragility Forum convened on 3-4 May 2022 at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, with participation of 25 Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), as well as official agencies and shareholder representatives. The Forum was co-organised by the African Development Bank, British International Investment, the International Finance...

    6 May 2022

  • Alsonainah, Sana'a, Yemen
    Publication - Project Report

    Options for an economic track of the Yemen peace process (Arabic)

    خيارات المسار الاقتصادي لعملية السلام في اليمن To read this publication in English click here.

    18 Jan 2022 | Rafat Al-Akhali, Moussa Saab, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Project Report

    Options for an economic track of the Yemen peace process

    This report has been prepared by the International Growth Centre’s (IGC) State Fragility initiative following a request of Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Yemen in coordination with the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General to Yemen (OSESGY) to explore options for an economic track to the Yemen Peace process. This work is based on...

    18 Jan 2022 | Rafat Al-Akhali, Moussa Saab, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Blog post

    Reinvigorating Yemen’s electricity system: Avenues for reform in the midst of war

    The power generation system in Yemen is in a very poor state and urgently needs to be resuscitated.  Achieving this will require switching to cheaper and renewable energy sources like solar, making key repairs to the transmission and distribution system, restoring livelihoods to off-grid communities through decentralised renewable energy systems, and making fundamental...

    12 Jan 2022 | Neil McCulloch

  • Blog post

    العنوان الرئيسي: المشكلة الأكثر إلحاحًا في اليمن ليست الحرب، بل الاقتصاد. العنوان الفرعي: تركز جهود الوكالات الدولية على الأزمة الإنسانية بدلًا من الظروف الاقتصادية التي تسببت بها.

    To read this blog in English click here. بقلم: رأفت الأكحلي  في 22 سبتمبر، تعهد المانحون في اختتام اجتماع الأمم المتحدة الرفيع المستوى، والذي استضافته السّويد وسويسرا والاتحاد الأوروبي معًا، بتقديم 600 مليون دولار...

    23 Nov 2021 | Rafat Al-Akhali

  • Blog post

    Yemen’s most pressing problem isn’t war. It’s the economy

    To read the blog in Arabic click here /انقر هنا للقراءة باللغة العربية On Sept. 22, a high-level United Nations meeting co-hosted by Sweden, Switzerland, and the European Union concluded with donors pledging an additional $600 million toward the U.N.’s $3.85 billion humanitarian response plan for Yemen. These pledges are vital, but...

    17 Nov 2021 | Rafat Al-Akhali

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Exchange rate reform in Sudan (Arabic)

    29 Oct 2021 | Sarah Logan