Greater progress is being made today than at any other time in history, with poverty rates plummeting and striking advances across all areas of human development. Meet those experiencing these changes first-hand through a new participatory photography exhibition and accompanying documentary film.
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.
With a new and more ambitious set of development goals being negotiated in 2015, understanding how financial resources and mechanisms can help achieve them effectively becomes more crucial than ever before. This new report draws on lessons from Development Progress case studies on how to finance progress.
Following last month's launch of our case studies on security in Timor-Leste and Liberia, Erika Kirwen takes a look at the shared lessons that emerge, building on her experience working in both countries. Underpinning a range of lessons learned is the idea that the best solutions to problems are pragmatic and locally-led – allowing actors to 'do things their own way'.
International public finance will play a crucial role in putting the Sustainable Development Goals into practice post-2015. But given its changing nature, and the proliferation of new sources and mechanisms of development finance, how can it meet the challenges of our new era? To set the stage for these debates, ODI and a global coalition of partners are hosting this conference in Accra, Ghana in March 2015.
This three-day festival will bring together 200 - 300 key actors working on development data, hailing from governments, international organisations, civil society, academia and the technology sector. The event will focus on solving the critical gaps in access to and coverage of data, thereby contributing to the global effort to drive progress in the post-2015 agenda.