Compared with OECD member countries and Latin America, Asia spends the least on education, health care and social protection. Addressing the wealth gap, however, should not just involve increasing public spending. It should also ensure that investments in these areas directly benefit the poor.
Known for its evidence-based approach to health, U.S.-based Futures Group won a four-year management consultancy contract from DfID. The project aims to create cost-effective and scalable reproductive health interventions for adolescents in Ghana.
Beyond the BRICs and other emerging economies, there are a number of up-and-coming donors that have mostly eluded the attention and scrutiny of the development community. Here are five of those donors.