Development Progress is a multi-country research project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, that looks at where progress in development has happened and why. The programme collects evidence on what has worked in different dimensions of public policy for development across a multidimensional framework. We focus on eight dimensions of well- being to inform our work. These are:
- Material living standards
- Political voice
- Social cohesion
Over the project period, from 2011-2015, Development Progress will become a hub for contemporary debates in development through partnership, convening and public engagement. Our work includes five components:
- Measuring progress – innovative methodologies and statistical analysis for the measurement of progress indicators
- Explaining progress – a series of case studies exploring where progress has happened and why, exploringthe social, economic and political factors facilitating progress.
- Financing progress – an integral part of the case studies and further analysis of how progress has been financed, both through domestic and international resources.
- Valuing progress – how to better incorporate poor people's perspectives on development efforts into decisions on resource allocation..
- Common Agricultural Policy and Aid for Trade - the role of global institutions and trade in facilitating progress.
The research team will be undertaking broad analysis within and across these areas, producing a series of thematic, case study and synthesis papers over the project period.