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.
As the world constructs the next phase of development and poverty reduction, Jonathan Glennie and José Antonio Alonso propose four criteria to help to define what should be considered development cooperation based on their new report for the UN's Development Cooperation Forum.
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.
Amanda Lenhardt, Alina Rocha Menocal and Jakob Engel
17 March 2015
Ghana has achieved remarkable progress in human development over the past 20 years while undergoing one of the most successful transitions to multi-party democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper explores the factors that have contributed to progress in both the provision of basic services (notably in health and education) and greater political voice for citizens.