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Visiting Ethiopia for ODI following our recent case study on the country's progress, Arron Merat finds that Ethiopia is facing new threats that could stoke food insecurity – climate change and overpopulation. He meets a local NGO, PADET, to see what is being done on the ground to prepare the population for the challenges ahead.
Katy Harris, Development Progress Communications Manager, explores ways in which the 'leave no one behind' agenda can move beyond the rhetoric. She argues that to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, the voices of the marginalised must be not only heard but actively inform the policy decisions and investments made on their behalf.
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.
Nat Wellington is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Sierra Leone.