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Shelter and the Millennium Development Goals

Alan Gilbert
20 January 2014

Should we keep shelter on the agenda in future development goals? This blog argues that there are compelling reasons to shift from a direct focus on shelter to other, more specific goals based around infrastructure and services.

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Children at an informal settlement- Dazmsmith (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

How should we measure quality of life in urban centres?

David Satterthwaite
14 January 2014

In this first blog of our urban poverty series, we look at what data and indicators are needed to measure the urban quality of life, particularly for those living in informal settlements. The author argues that the measurement debate is some way off including what it needs to on urban issues.

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Computers- Staton Winter/ UN (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need?
20 December 2013

When the world wakes up on 1 January 2016 it’s unlikely that many people will be worrying about the quality of data and its impact on their lives. Yet progress towards improving global development outcomes depends heavily on the availability of more, better and truly disaggregated data.

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Women in Western Sahara- UN (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

A year of conversation on what works in development

Chris Little
18 December 2013

Has 2013 been a blur for you? Catch up with what the Development Progress project has been up to this year - creating conversations on how to measure, explain and finace progesss in international development - as well as a look ahead to 2014.

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The future of Aid for Trade: a European perspective

Jean-Luc Demarty
3 December 2013

Rounding off our Aid for Trade series, in this blog, Jean-Luc Demarty gives a European perspective on the future of Aid for Trade, aruging that the key to success lies in supporting the efforts of developing countries themselves.

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Aid for Trade: Opening the Black Box

Olivier Cattaneo
3 December 2013

Continuing our Aid for Trade (AfT) miniseries, this blog argues that we need to take a closer look at AfT as a result of the changing context in which it operates, otherwise it will remain a statistical illusion and a political hoax.


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