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Mobilising Private Development Finance: Implications for Overall Aid Allocations

Matthew Gouett, Polly Meeks, Samantha Attridge

The use of development finance to ‘catalyse’ private finance is a growing trend in development cooperation. This study traces what may happen to ODA allocation to various sectors, countries and groups given donors’ intentions to...

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Making Sanitation Happen: An Enquiry into Multi-Level Sanitation Governance

Nelson Ekane

Sanitation is high on the international development agenda, but how is sanitation policy actually put into practice on the ground? This DDB examines governance structures in sanitation on multiple levels across Rwanda and Uganda....


Blockchain as a tool in humanitarian action - a brief overview of potential uses

Anna Bäckman

This working paper will discuss the possible potential of using blockchain technology in the humanitarian system to facilitate aid. It starts with a brief overview of the system of today followed by an introduction to blockchain technology...

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