Our latest case study looks at Colombia's progress in women's empowerment, despite adversity. Since 1990, Colombia has seen significant gains in women's empowerment and political voice, despite a background of armed conflict. This report looks at what progress has been made and how it happened.
Bad news about development often crowds out the good. Yet despite global challenges, we live in an age when more progress has been made than at any other time in history. ODI’s Development Progress project aims to measure, understand and communicate where and how this progress has been made. The project brings together case studies, opinion and in-depth research, with a range of supporting content including infographics, animation and photography.
Development Progress and Southern Voice are calling for regional research papers to help frame prioritisation for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline for proposals: 11 September.
Abigail Hunt, Women Worldwide, and Maria Vlahakis, VSO
7 August 2015
The final text of the Sustainable Development Goals has been agreed by UN countries and will be adopted in September. Abigail Hunt, Womankind Worldwide, and Maria Vlahakis, VSO, write on the risk of implementation not matching up to the ambition of Target 5.5: to 'ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life'.
Under the rallying cry of ‘leave no one behind’, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have placed substantial emphasis on inequalities within countries. Relatively less has been said about inequalities between countries. In this note we focus on how to complement a group based focus with a country lens to capitalise on the potential of the SDGs to accelerate development equitably.