A HUB FOR IDEAS, DEBATE AND RESOURCES ON HOW THE WORLD IS DOING ON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS
What trends can we expect to emerge in conflict and security over the coming decades? Robert Muggah draws the conclusion that whilst we must not be complacent, there is evidence to expect continued declines in organised violence, as well as in other forms of violence such as homicide.
Laying the groundwork for our forthcoming case studies on security in Liberia and Timor Leste, this working paper 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.
Introducing our latest blog series on development progress in (post-)conflict contexts, ODI's Craig Valters explains why any exploration and analysis of progress in security has to recognise and adapt to multiple challenges.
Rounding off our series on political voice, Duncan Green looks at gender rights and what needs to be done to turn global progress in this area into national policies. He outlines the concept of 'power within', arguing that empowerment must start in the heart and mind of the individual.
ODI's William Avis discusses corruption and the other issues that are mobilising a diverse Indian electorate during the current elections.
Constitution-building processes can be key opportunities for the participation of once marginalised groups in democratic processes but recent examples illustrate the lack of focus on including the economically marginalised in these debates, writes Sumit Bisarya
For Afghan voters, the true test of the 2014 elections is whether they help to secure a peaceful transition, or whether in fact they contribute to future insecurity, writes Anna Larsson.
The new think tanks in the Arab world carry a heavy responsibility in terms of deepening the region's reform agenda to add weight and authority to the voices pushing for change, writes Nabila Hamza.
ODI and BBC Media Action joined forces to host a debate on elections and accountability, with four panellists from the world of political journalism and communications.lections and accountability: what role for the media?