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.
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. This article looks at the drivers behind such impressive progress in tackling extreme poverty.
Susan Nicolai, Chris Hoy, Tanvi Bhatkal and Thomas Aedy
11 April 2016
This paper shows how sub-Saharan Africa is likely to progress across the SDG agenda by 2030, if current trends continue. Although we can expect gains for many of the goals and targets, low starting points and inequality both within and between countries will make sub-Saharan Africa’s achievement of the global goals particularly difficult.
The SDGs pose a number of pressing challenges, one of which is the struggle to end child marriage. Co-author of our new report Projecting progress: the SDGs in sub-Saharan Africa Thomas Aedy takes a look at trends on this goal and the vital importance of success.