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Woman and child in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia - Travis Lupic (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)`

The long-term impact of war: the urgent challenge of sexual and gender based violence

Kate Bird
26 January 2015

Conflicts have a 'long tail' – their effects persist in myriad ways long after armed hostilities have ceased. In this blog, Kate Bird argues that the prevalence of sexual- and gender-based violence and its long-term effects in particular pose an urgent question of post-conflict development responses.


Kate Bird

Kate Bird is a Research Associate for ODI's Growth, Poverty and Inequality programme as well as a Senior Advisor for the Development Progress project.

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A woman queueing to vote in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Martine Perret for UN Photo (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Shuffling the decks: quick fixes versus long-term stability

Suda Perera
22 January 2015

Suda Perera writes on the risk that 'quick fixes' to violent conflict pose to development in the long-term. Taking the example of the Democratic Republic of Congo, she outlines the pitfalls of empowering warring parties and the challenging reality that good elections do not necessarily result in good democracy.

We've a packed calendar of events in the first half of 2015, including case study launches, a panel debate on representation in development and more. We'll also be working with a coalition of international partners to convene a two-day conference on the future of development finance in Accra, 17-18 March.

Kabul sub station worker - Graham Crouch for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Putting employment at the centre of economic transformation

9 March 2015
ODI, London
A half-day seminar presented recent research on employment and development with a view to helping focus policy discussions in terms of how to better link these with policies to promote economic transformation, featuring research looking at progress that has been made as well as how we can sustain progress in the future.
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Ten years on: what have we learnt in disaster response?

Valerie Amos
27 December 2014

Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 230,000 people and destroyed the lives and livelihoods of many more, UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos blogs on key lessons from the humanitarian response and progress made in the decade since.

26 December marks a decade since the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. We've teamed up with ODI's Humanitarian Policy Group to ask a selection of experts what has changed in humanitarian responses since the disaster.


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