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People in Sri Lanka with seedlings – Dominic Sansoni for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

What is development cooperation? Four criteria to help define it

Jonathan Glennie and José Antonio Alonso
9 April 2015

As the world constructs the next phase of development and poverty reduction, Jonathan Glennie and José Antonio Alonso propose four criteria to help to define what should be considered development cooperation based on their new report for the UN's Development Cooperation Forum.

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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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