Donors influencing others donors and development

This report focuses on research influencing multilateral agencies and on triangular cooperation, involving emerging donors


There is growing interest in ways in which donors can be influenced. While there is some nascent literature on how behavioural insights can be used to influence policy makers, there is very limited research and evidence on the ways in which donors influence other donors. Based on the available literature, this report focuses in large part on descriptive research on influencing multilateral development agencies (much of which is focused on DFID) and on triangular (or trilateral) cooperation, involving emerging donors.

K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.


Haider, H. (2018). Donors influencing others donors and development. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

Donors influencing others donors and development

Published 23 July 2018