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Working paper: security in post-conflict contexts

April 2014
Development Progress working paper
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Laying the groundwork for our forthcoming case studies on security in Liberia and Timor Leste, this case study looks at the complex and at times messy terrain of post-conflict security and argues for a modest understanding of security to caputre limited but important examples of progress in post-conflict situations.

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How should we measure quality of life in urban centres?

January 2014
David Satterthwaite
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In this first blog of our urban poverty series, we look at what data and indicators are needed to measure the urban quality of life, particularly for those living in informal settlements. The author argues that the measurement debate is some way off including what it needs to on urban issues.

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What Can the EU Learn from Poverty Maps?

January 2014
Mamta Murthi

Building on the World Bank's experience in drawing poverty maps, this piece looks at what these maps have to offer the EU, underlining the importance of the measurement debate for all the world, not just those in developing countries.

What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need?

December 2013
Post2015.org
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When the world wakes up on 1 January 2016 it’s unlikely that many people will be worrying about the quality of data and its impact on their lives. Yet progress towards improving global development outcomes depends heavily on the availability of more, better and truly disaggregated data.

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