A HUB FOR IDEAS, DEBATE AND RESOURCES ON HOW THE WORLD IS DOING ON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Closing our valuing progress blog series, curator Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi takes a look at the data on people's development priorities with a focus on our online poll and the Human Development Index, aruging that people's priorities may not always align with those of policy-makers.
Does the average person consider governance when they think about what would make the most difference to their wellbeing? In this blog for Foreign Policy, ODI researchers Alina Rocha Menocal, Gina Bergh and Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi explore the multi-dimensional nature of governance.
Continuing our financing progress blog series, Andy Wales of SABMiller looks at the role business can play in achieving meaningful alleviation of poverty. He describes a programme put in place to help small business develop and how it can help the owners overcome the barriers they face in escaping poverty.
How can truly inclusive participation challenge the power imbalances that limit the accountability of duty bearers? Thea Shahrokh, a research officer at the Institute of Development Studies shares findings from participatory research studies conducted across 29 countries.
Where is there most room for improvement in the evaluation of maternal health initiatives? Giulia Greco explains how broader measures of outcomes that are grounded in people’s values and priorities can be used to evaluate community-based programmes.
Despite the 'Africa Rising' headlines the continent could be losing billions in illicit capital outflows. Oxfam's Pooven Moodley explores how civil society, and INGOs in particular, can improve the scope for ordinary citizens to truly benefit from Africa's resource boom.
Taking into account people's voices has rightfully become a cornerstone of international development over recent decades - but what forms does this take in practice? Sarah White tells us about a project designed to do just this, and the lessons learnt from its application in Zambia.