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Sarah Dewhurst is a Research Associate with Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, working as an Advisor to NGO Belun in Timor-Leste. She is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Security Governance exploring non-traditional approaches to Security Sector Reform.
2015 is a crucial year for development finance, with the emerging Sustainable Development Goals necessitating the emergence of a new complementary development finance framework. UNDP's Gail Hurley gives her take on the negotiations so far and the need for fresh perspectives ahead of July's Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa.
Two new Development Progress case studies look at progress in personal security post-conflict in Timor-Leste and Liberia, with the reports identifying the factors driving change as well as a range of remaining challenges. Check out our security page for the reports, infographics, an animation and more.
Conflicts have a 'long tail' – their effects persist in myriad ways long after armed hostilities have ceased. In this blog, Kate Bird argues that the prevalence of sexual- and gender-based violence and its long-term effects in particular pose an urgent question of post-conflict development responses.
Kate Bird is a Research Associate for ODI's Growth, Poverty and Inequality programme as well as a Senior Advisor for the Development Progress project.