Policy Analysis

  • An EU Budget that Invests in Potential

    An EU Budget that Invests in Potential charts the potential results that EU aid could deliver at a time when Africa is home to more than half of the world’s extreme poor.

    As the world’s largest aid donor, the EU needs to lead the way and get closer to ending extreme poverty by 2030. But for this to happen, the EU needs to be on track to meet the commitment to allocate 0.7% of national income to development assistance, which would create a total of € 140 billion available for development aid in the next seven year EU budget.

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  • Red Ribbon or White Flag? The Future of the U.S. Global AIDS Response

    America’s leadership in the global response to the AIDS epidemic has been without parallel in human history, measured not only in dollars but in lives saved. Yet the Trump administration appears ready to trade the iconic red ribbon for a white flag of surrender in the global fight against AIDS. This report reveals how cutting U.S.-supported treatment and prevention efforts through PEPFAR and the Global Fund now could squander 15 years’ worth of investment and could trigger a massive resurgence of the global epidemic.

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  • The Toughest Places for a Girl to Get an Education

    ONE’s ground-breaking report, The Toughest Places for a Girl to Get an Education, reveals the ten toughest countries and highlights some of the many unique barriers girls face. Over 130 million girls are out of school – it’s a global crisis that perpetuates poverty, and this report calls on world leaders to take urgent action including fully funding the Global Partnership for Education and Education Cannot Wait.

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  • Policy Brief

    Beyond Transparency

    In 2016, French companies extracting natural resources in developing countries made their payments to the governments of these countries public for the first time, detailing the payments for each of their projects. This report demonstrates how the disclosure of this new information helped inform analysis of the activities of the French oil company Total in Angola and the French uranium giant Areva in Niger.

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  • Data Report

    DATA Report 2017

    ‘The 2017 DATA Report: Financing for the African Century’ reveals that the poorest countries, and above all the world’s poorest citizens, are receiving a declining share of global financial resources. While official development assistance (ODA) is growing globally, least developed countries (LDCs) and Africa are receiving a declining portion. Foreign direct investment (FDI) to Africa remains the lowest to any region in the world by far and has fallen in recent years as a proportion of global flows. Domestic revenues in African countries are also declining. Most of the people in the region, which is home to over 50% of the world’s extreme poor, are in danger of being left behind.

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  • Policy Brief

    The African Century

    ONE’s report The African Century presents evidence on the risks and opportunities of the current demographic development in Africa. It calls for a new partnership with Africa which doubles investments in education, employment and empowerment to support a programme of economic and policy reform across the continent.

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  • Policy Brief

    Poverty is Sexist: Why educating every girl is good for everyone

    Life is harsh for almost everyone in the world’s poorest countries, but life is tougher for women and girls. They are less likely to be in school, less likely to have the same opportunities for work and less likely to have a say in their own lives than their brothers. But while the gender gap appears to be entrenched and intractable, there is one intervention that would go a long way toward improving these circumstances if there is the political will to support it.

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  • Policy Brief

    STUCK IN NEUTRAL: Tracking the Global Response to HIV/AIDS, 2016

    The world has a plan and the tools needed to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. But achieving this is not a foregone conclusion. This report looks at progress towards key milestones that must be reached by 2020 in order to stay on the path towards an end to AIDS, and finds a troubling trend – progress has stalled.

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  • Policy Brief

    Making the Connection

    In less than a generation the Internet has revolutionised the lives of billions of people. It has changed the way we communicate, work, learn and engage with the world around us. But this digital utopia is not available to everyone. More than half of the world is still unconnected and where someone lives makes a huge difference. Almost 75% of Africa’s population is offline compared with 19% of people in developed countries.

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  • Data Report

    2016 DATA Report: A Bolder Response for a Changing World

    ONE’s 2016 DATA Report: A Bolder Response for a Changing World – continues in its role of tracking development assistance flows and trends for the world’s major donors. This year, it looks at development flows in the context of the refugee crisis and expanding humanitarian needs.

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