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Sunset on the Congo River – UN Photo/Marie Frechon (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Help us choose a 50th case study of progress

Over the past five years, we’ve released 49 case studies evidencing compelling stories of development progress from across the world. We’re looking for your ideas for our 50th and final case study in this series.
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Children play cricket in a slum in Ahmedabad, India - Emmanuel Dyan, Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr

One step forward, one step back? Ahmedabad’s evolving urban policy

Tanvi Bhatkal
2 November 2015

India’s urbanisation process has come to be characterised by haphazard growth of cities, the costs of which are borne disproportionately by the poor. This column analyses Ahmedabad’s urban policy over the past two decades and the impact on slum dwellers. While the city’s urbanisation process has traditionally been a rewarding collaboration between the local government and civil society, recent changes present a challenge to this legacy.

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Building roads in Banda Aceh, one of the SDG pledge cities - ILO, Creative Commons licensed via Flickr

SDGs: five challenges for city leaders

Paula Lucci
30 October 2015

More than 20 city and local leaders have endorsed the Sustainable Development Goals. ODI Research Fellow Paula Lucci explores the challenges they will face to meet the goals by 2030.

Nat Wellington

Nat Wellington is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Sierra Leone.

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Women at a community meeting in Sierra Leone - Bill Megalos (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

The importance of data for fighting poverty in Sierra Leone

Nat Wellington
30 October 2015

Following the launch of our case studies on extreme poverty, Nat Wellington writes on the importance of data for poverty reduction, particularly in the case of Sierra Leone. He argues that improvements are needed in disaggregation, gender considerations and frequency of collection.

Collecting water in Benin – Arne Hoel for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Our new paper explores intersecting inequalities in human development, looking at to what extent wealth status, urban/rural place of residence and ethnicity – and overlaps between them – explain inequalities in education and health.

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Boy in Talimoro township, Lesotho - Asian Development Bank (Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr)

Five myths about poverty, growth and inequality

Chris Hoy
21 October 2015

Pro-poor growth policy has been increasingly favoured by development professionals as a method to tackle extreme poverty. But despite the Sustainable Development Goals and the World Bank adopting targets that aim to promote growth for the bottom 40%, myths around the policy remain. 

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