Over the past five years, we’ve released 49 case studies evidencing compelling stories of development progress from across the world. We’re looking for your ideas for our 50th and final case study in this series.
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.
Visiting Ethiopia for ODI following our recent case study on the country's progress, Arron Merat finds that Ethiopia is facing new threats that could stoke food insecurity – climate change and overpopulation. He meets a local NGO, PADET, to see what is being done on the ground to prepare the population for the challenges ahead.
For 16 countries with appropriate data, this paper seeks to ascertain to what extent wealth status, urban/rural place of residence and ethnicity – and overlaps between them – explain inequalities in education and health; and how these inequalities have changed over time. The focus is on women’s years of education and on the proportion of children in a household who have died.
Following the launch of our case studies on extreme poverty, Nat Wellington writes on the importance of data for poverty reduction, particularly in the case of Sierra Leone. He argues that improvements are needed in disaggregation, gender considerations and frequency of collection.
Andrea Ordóñez, Emma Samman, Chiara Mariotti and Iván Marcelo Borja Borja
15 October 2015
In Ecuador, extreme poverty has fallen from 20% in 2000 to just 4% today and the country's income inequality is falling at twice the regional average. Our new case study looks at the drivers behind such impressive progress in tackling extreme poverty.