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.
Following the 'Leave No One Behind' event at the UN last week, Elizabeth Stuart summarises her three proposals for how governments can reach the most marginalised communities and turn 'leave no one behind' from rhetoric into reality.
Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi and Emma Samman, with Liesbet Steer
16 March 2015
A range of analysis shows that progress towards development goals is rarely linar. This paper seeks examine the true patterns of progress on the MDGs, exploring seven indicators – one representing each of the first seven MDGs. The resulting analysis asks how targets can be set in a non-linear world with countries at different stages of development, with a view towards target setting post-2015 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has been a key feature of all the discussions on the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This briefing note looks at how the idea of leaving no one behind can be integrated into the SDGs.
Our new case study on Ghana shows that despite weaknesses in accountability, Ghana’s newly established political system has overseen dramatic improvements in basic services. Writing in the Guardian, Alina Rocha Menocal gives the highlights.
'The 0.1% proposal is a big step, but not impossible', writes Gideon Rabinowtiz on the idea that upper-middle-income countries should commit 0.1% of their national income to development cooperation. Assessing the prospects for the success, he outlines what needs to be done to make this idea a reality.