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Rice farmers in Nepal - John Isaac/ United Nations (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

The right poverty measure for post-2015

Stephan Klasen
23 May 2013

'Given the importance of income poverty in national poverty measurement in many countries of the world, it is surely justified to have one target in a multidimensional post-2015 framework focusing on that important aspect...'

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Monitoring progress on poverty: the case for a high global poverty line

Lant Pritchett
16 May 2013

'For some purposes ‘extreme poverty’ is very useful, whereas for others, like measuring progress in middle income countries where ‘extreme poverty’ is very low or focusing on the continued gaps between rich countries and the rest, it is not useful at all...'

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Vietnamese refugees in aftermath of war - United Nations (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Two Goals for Fighting Poverty

Martin Ravallion
10 May 2013

'I would suggest we think about monitoring two poverty goals going forward: absolute poverty by the $1.25 a day standard and relative poverty by the standards typical of the country one lives in...'

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Prioritizing healthcare for India's rural poor- Gates Foundation (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

What’s driving the quiet revolution in basic healthcare?

Romina Rodríguez Pose
1 May 2013

'Health is a key component of ODI’s Development Progress project, enabling us to reflect on how far we have come in addressing basic health issues around the world and uncover hidden stories of progress.'

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Human Development Report: a glass half full

Susan Nicolai
14 March 2013
'Today’s report is another reminder that the world isn’t changing – it has already changed, and in many places for the better... more than 40 developing countries have outpaced expected gains in human development in recent decades.'
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It’s not only about the goals

Laura K. Rodriguez-Takeuchi
6 February 2013
'Although in some areas there are still considerable gaps, overall the availability of data and, more importantly, the awareness that these data need to be used, have grown. It is important to use this potential this time around to get the metrics right.'
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Employment in the spotlight: too hot to handle?

Pedro Martins
21 December 2012
'Employment has become a burning issue in policy circles since the late 2000s... but it continues to come as an afterthought in economic strategies. A more comprehensive (people-centred) approach is urgently needed.'
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Migration: another piece in the jobs puzzle

Paula Lucci
29 November 2012
'The jobs challenge does not end at home. The movement of people connects and affects different labour markets... It is time we consider migration as another piece in the jobs puzzle.'


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