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We've a packed calendar of events in the first half of 2015, including case study launches, a panel debate on representation in development and more. We'll also be working with a coalition of international partners to convene a two-day conference on the future of development finance in Accra, 17-18 March.

Kabul sub station worker - Graham Crouch for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Putting employment at the centre of economic transformation

9 March 2015
ODI, London
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.
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Ten years on: what have we learnt in disaster response?

Valerie Amos
27 December 2014

Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 230,000 people and destroyed the lives and livelihoods of many more, UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos blogs on key lessons from the humanitarian response and progress made in the decade since.

26 December marks a decade since the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. We've teamed up with ODI's Humanitarian Policy Group to ask a selection of experts what has changed in humanitarian responses since the disaster.

John Telford

John Telford

John Telford has worked in human rights, humanitarian and development programmes since 1979.

A woman shows her ID card in Timor Leste - UN Photo/Bernardino Soares (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Achieving security progress in post-conflict contexts

27 January 2015
ODI, London
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.
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Delivering food aid where there are no roads - Darren Hilder, Australian Defence (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

The importance of local-led responses to humanitarian crises

Jemilah Mahmood
17 December 2014

Continuing our series on what has changed in humanitarian responses since the 2004 tsunami, Dr Jemilah Mahmood shares her personal experience of the response to the disaster. Ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, Dr Mahmood believes that we should be working towards humanitarian responses that are more inclusive and sensitive to context as well as remembering that local responses to crises are crucial.


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