We cannot sustain progress in eradicating poverty if we don't tackle climate change as well. Ahead of our event at COP20 in Lima, this blog looks at the concept of 'zero-zero', arguing that without action to prevent global average temperatures from rising by more than 2°C, those who emerge from poverty are likely to fall back into it due to climate disasters.
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.
ODI's Peter Newborne takes a look at Brazil's current plans for energy and finds that bad habits persist. He believes that Brazil's government needs to forge a new, more democratic and open energy policy, as old habits may no longer be an option.
In this blog, Amazon Watch's Christian Poirier outlines the lessons that he believes Brazil must learn from the Belo Monte dam project to avoid the population incurring further and greater human and environmental costs.
This blog by Leah Worrall and Dirk Willem te Velde reviews the progress made so far in the context of the ongoing work for the European Report on Development (ERD) 2014/15 and concludes by formulating three questions we should be asking ahead of the Addis conference.
In this blog, Marcus Manuel looks at the bizarre allocation of aid; of the countries that receive aid, it is the richer ones that get the most aid for each of their people living in extreme poverty and how we need to make sure that we target what aid we do have to where it is most needed.
This blog from Roberto Azevêdo looks at the importance of trade in the post-2015 development agenda and how developing countries should make full use of the multilateral trading system to help finance sustainable development.