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Women working in the field, Ghana - Curt Carnemark for World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Leaving no one behind – how to make it come to life

Elizabeth Stuart
25 March 2015

Following the 'Leave No One Behind' event at the UN last week, Elizabeth Stuart summarises her three proposals for how governments can reach the most marginalised communities and turn 'leave no one behind' from rhetoric into reality.

Our new case study looks at Ghana's striking progress over the past twenty years and finds that the west African nation has much to celebrate in the areas of political voice, health and education.

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Ghanaian classroom – Ben Grey (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education

Alina Rocha Menocal
19 March 2015

Our new case study on Ghana shows that despite weaknesses in accountability, Ghana’s newly established political system has overseen dramatic improvements in basic services. Writing in the Guardian, Alina Rocha Menocal gives the highlights.

Ghana's press – David Amanor for BBC World Service (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

‘Ghana, the rising star’ – Press launch

19 March 2015
Accra, Ghana and live online
The press launch of our new case study on Ghana took place in Accra with a panel discussion on health, education and democracy. It was broadcast live online on Ghana's CitiFM.
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Political voice, women's empowerment and well-being

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.

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Lao PDR – Asian Development Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Time for the South to step up and help finance development?

Gideon Rabinowtiz
18 March 2015

'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.


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