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Our research on political voice and women's empowerment shows that despite a range of challenges, tangible progress is being made in the case study countries – and this progress can provide lessons for other countries in advancing political voice and women's empowerment. This animation showcases the key findings and lessons.
'The 0.1% proposal is a big step, but not impossible', writes Gideon Rabinowtiz on the idea that upper-middle-income countries should commit 0.1% of their national income to development cooperation. Assessing the prospects for the success, he outlines what needs to be done to make this idea a reality.
The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has been a key feature of all the discussions on the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new Development Progress briefing, accompanied by two new reports looking at different aspects of measuring progress, looks at the role measurement and data have to play in delivering on this commitment in the years to come.
Ahead of our Financing the Future conference in Accra, 17-18 March, ODI's Annalisa Prizzon gives an overview of recent Development Progress synthesis research into what has worked in development finance. At least three key factors emerge as lessons from the research, and should provide ample food for thought in this crucial year of development finance negotiations.
Suzi is Programme Administrator for Development Progress and the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI.
Sustainable Development Goal 8 – to ‘promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all’ – could be the most transformative goal to come out of the UN negotiations on global development priorities after 2015. Following our employment dimension launch, Suzi Nandera examines why we must give it a global platform.