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Farmers in Burkina – Amanda Lenhardt

Photo essay: The real faces of climate change

Amanda Lenhardt
30 November 2015

In Burkina Faso, farmers are fighting against climate change to regreen the desert. The author of our case study on their progress, Amanda Lenhardt, shares some of the faces behind the research in this photo essay for Global Citizen.

Arron Merat

Arron Merat

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A PADET 'Youth in Action' project in Ethiopia's north east – Arron Merat for Development Progress

Hope against food insecurity in Ethiopia

Arron Merat
26 November 2015

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.

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Community perspectives on the impact of improvements in education - Copyright Umera Muzeyin/Development Progress/PhotoVoice

Speaking truth to power

Katy Harris
18 November 2015

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.

Call for ideas
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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