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Through the people's lens podcast

This podcast presented by Chris Fitch features head of Development Progress Susan Nicolai and Senior Communications Officer Katy Harris introducing our 'Through the people's lens' photography project in partnership with Photovoice and discusses how the project is ensuring that the very people affected by global progress have their voices heard in the wider conversation.

What does the resignation of Timor-Leste's Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmão, mean for the Southeast Asian nation? Two of the authors of our recent case study on security progress in the country, Craig Valters and Sarah Dewhurst, give their take on what the future holds after Xanana.

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Xanana Gusmão, who has resigned as Prime Minister of Timor-Leste -  Janina M Pawelz (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Timor-Leste: security after Xanana

Sarah Dewhurst and Craig Valters
11 February 2015

What does the resignation of the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmão, mean for the Southeast Asian nation? Sarah Dewhurst and Craig Valters, authors of a recent Development Progress case study on security the country, take a look at what's at stake.

The emerging Sustainable Development Goals necessitate a complementary new development finance framework. In a new blog, Gail Hurley updates us on the negotiations so far and why fresh perspectives are crucial for success.

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Sudanese participate in citizen hearings - Tim McKulka for UN Photo (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

A crucial year ahead: development finance and the need for fresh perspectives

Gail Hurley
9 February 2015

2015 is a crucial year for development finance, with the emerging Sustainable Development Goals necessitating the emergence of a new complementary development finance framework. UNDP's Gail Hurley gives her take on the negotiations so far and the need for fresh perspectives ahead of July's Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa.

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Achieving security progress in post-conflict contexts

Both Liberia and Timor-Leste have made significant progress in personal security, despite starting from a low baseline and suffering prolonged periods of conflict. This animation looks at the key lessons to be learned from their stories of progress.

Two new Development Progress case studies look at progress in personal security post-conflict in Timor-Leste and Liberia, with the reports identifying the factors driving change as well as a range of remaining challenges. Check out our security page for the reports, infographics, an animation and more.


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