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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 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.

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MDGs in the LDCs: six lessons for post-2015

October 2013
Debapriya Bhattacharya and Towfiqul Islam Khan
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How can we learn from the Less Developed Countries (LDCs) experience of the MDGs? And how should we apply this learning post-2015? Debapriya Bhattacharya and Towfiqul Islam Khan of the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Dhaka give their thoughts.

A paradigm shift for maternal health in Nepal

October 2013
Jakob Engel

Nepal’s story of progress, illustrated in the first Development Progress case study, can provide important lessons for other countries struggling to address high levels of maternal mortality and morbidity, especially within a context of difficult terrain and high poverty rates. Lead author Jakob Engel outlines how.

Nepal's story: understanding improvements in maternal health

October 2013

​This Development Progress case study explores the lessons that can be drawn from a remarkable story of progress, revealing that despite a 10-year insurgency, persistent political upheaval, and some of the world's most challenging terrain for the delivery of healthcare, Nepal has reduced its maternal mortality ratio by almost 50% - meaning it is one of the few countries on track to achieve MDG 5.

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The Millennium Development Goals: a framework for accelerating impact

October 2013
Shantanu Mukherjee
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How can we support countries to accelerate their progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? In this blog, Shantanu Mukherjee of UNDP outlines the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) which helps a country re-evaluate what it is doing to meet a specific MDG, and then design workable solutions to obtainin maximum impact from its efforts.


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