International public finance will play a crucial role in putting the Sustainable Development Goals into practice post-2015. But given its changing nature, and the proliferation of new sources and mechanisms of development finance, how can it meet the challenges of our new era? To set the stage for these debates, ODI and a global coalition of partners hosted this conference in Accra, Ghana in March 2015.
A half-day seminar presented recent research on employment and development with a view to helping focus policy discussions in terms of how to better link these with policies to promote economic transformation, featuring research looking at progress that has been made as well as how we can sustain progress in the future.
This exhibition hosted at the Royal Geographical Society in February and in partnership with PhotoVoice showcased photographs and narratives by community members in China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia who were supported by PhotoVoice to share their views on what's working and why.
In both Liberia and Timor-Leste significant progress has been made over the last decade in reducing armed conflict and political violence. This event presented research from case studies on the two countries followed by a panel discussion of how security progress can be achieved in fragile settings.
Over two days in December, several hundred people gathered in Lima, Peru in an effort to tackle climate change and poverty, setting the world on a path to achieve zero extreme poverty and zero net emissions within a generation.
This event examined how certain developing countries have tackled the trade-offs inherent within the food-water-energy nexus, balancing environmental concerns with the need for development, and it will reflect on the importance of integrating across sectors for the implementation of the SDGs.
This public event looked beyond discussions on global goals to examine political and socio-economic factors that drive education progress at a national level, looking particularly at improvements in quality at primary level and expanding access to post-primary education.
This event focused on development progress in health, one of our eight dimensions of wellbeing. Participants were reminded of the impacts of universal health coverage not being achieved, and the need for policy makers and donors to keep in mind the effects of the current deficit: second rate health provisions, delayed treatment with fatal and damaging consequences and declines into extreme poverty.