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Data gaps and development goals - counting the missing millions

Elizabeth Stuart
13 May 2015

Eldis editor Alan Stanley was at the Cartagena Data Festival and caught up with Elizabeth Stuart, author of our recent report 'The data revolution: finding the missing millions' to discuss what her research tells us about the opportunities and challenges that using data presents for development policy and practice.

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Citizens and engagement: moving beyond slogans

Alina Rocha Menocal
12 May 2015

Alina Rocha Menocal, Research Fellow, Politics and Governance, details some of the mechanisms of citizen engagement, particularly in the developing world, and explores some of the primary theoretical frameworks for analyzing citizen engagement.

This blog highlights the key points from Alina's film, which formed part of a Massive Open Online Course on citizen engagement organised by the World Bank, ODI and others.

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Citizen Engagement Theories and Mechanisms

Alina Rocha Menocal, Research Fellow, Politics and Governance, details some of the mechanisms of citizen engagement, particularly in the developing world, and explores some of the primary theoretical frameworks for analyzing citizen engagement.

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Employment in Sri Lanka - three first-hand stories

Sri Lanka, a lower-middle income country, has made dramatic progress in improving employment over the past 20 years, largely during a damaging internal conflict which ended in 2009.

This series of short documentaries illustrates the opportunities and risks employment has brought to the individuals featuring in the films, illustrating a more nuanced reality through the telling of personal stories.

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Credit: WorldFish Bangladesh / Balaram Mahalder (Creative Commons licensed via Flicker)

Is extreme poverty going to end by 2030?

Chris Hoy
13 April 2015

Chris Hoy, author of our recent report, Financing the Future, writes for Devpolicy on whether the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030 is achievable.

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Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy is a Research Officer in Development Progress at ODI. He has previously worked for UNICEF, AusAID and the Australian Treasury. He has a Masters in International and Development Economics from Yale University.

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Welcome to the data revolution

Claire Melamed
1 May 2015

Claire Melamed, ODI's Director of Poverty and Inequality, writes on the success of the Cartagena Data Festival in bringing together governments, companies and NGOs for a conversation about the data revolution and using data to improve people's lives.

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