On the 2020 ODA Data: Extraordinary times, underwhelming response

On the 2020 ODA Data: Extraordinary times, underwhelming response

The recently published preliminary ODA data of 2020 show that aid spending by DAC members totaled 161.2 billion USD which constitutes a 3.5% increase in real terms.[1] But while this increase is a welcome development, it is by all measures marginal compared to the...
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank: Paradigm Shift or Rehashing Corporate-led Development?

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank: Paradigm Shift or Rehashing Corporate-led Development?

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the New Development Bank (NDB) have touted themselves as the much-needed alternatives to the Western-dominated traditional International Finance Institutions (IFIs) like the World Bank Group (WBG) and International...