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Woman smiling among crops – Russell Watkins/DFID (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

No, Deaton’s Nobel prize win isn’t a victory for aid sceptics

16 October 2015

Writing for BOND, Tom Berliner takes aim at those claiming the awarding of the Nobel prize in economics to Angus Deaton as a victory for aid sceptics, arguing that they misunderstand Deaton's nuanced position on aid. He looks to draw out Deaton's actual positions on aid and argues that he is more of an aid critic than an aid sceptic.

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Celbration of womens rights – Universidad de Antioqula (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Colombia’s women, tried by war, find new power

Alina Rocha Menocal and Pilar Domingo
16 October 2015

In this blog for Foreign Policy, Alina Rocha Menocal and Pilar Domingo write about how women's experience of Colombia's five decades of war led them to find a new political voice.

Transport in Lahore – Asian Development Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Our two new case studies explore how to reduce extreme poverty. Read about Ecuador's progress outpacing regional neigbours and the contensted nature of poverty statistics in Pakistan.

Kani-Kombole weekly market - Alexandre Baron, Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr

ODI parliamentary reception on the SDGs

13 October 2015
House of Commons, Palace of Westminster
Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, ODI bought together representatives from all major parties to consider next steps for the UK.
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Black lives matter protesters in New York - The All-Nite Images, Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr

Address ethnic discrimination to 'leave no one behind'

Amanda Lenhardt
22 September 2015

Ethnic divisions are often thought of in the context of conflict or violence - but this misses the scale of the problem as ethnic discrimination lies at the root of many forms of disadvantage and inequality.

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Bent Sea Rod Bleaching - Kelsey Roberts/USGS - Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr

Reefs at risk: why our current approach won't work

Thomas Aedy
8 October 2015

Recent ODI research projects that by 2030 as much as 90% of the world’s reefs will be at risk of coral bleaching. This blog explores the causes and why our current approach to the issue won't work.

Thomas Aedy

Thomas Aedy

Tom is currently completing a Masters at the London School of Economics in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies and has recently returned from field work in Ethiopia. He is one of the authors of ODI’s flagship report ‘Projecting Progress: reaching the SDGs by 2030’

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Still image from the 'Leave No One Behind' film

Eldis: The SDGs must leave no one behind

Tanvi Bhatkal
8 October 2015

Many of the poorest and most marginalised groups have not benefitted enough from progress on the Millennium Development Goals. 


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Mali - Curt Carnemark / World Bank, Creative Commons licensed via Flickr

IRF2015: Can the SDGs be achieved by 2030?

Tom Berliner
8 October 2015

ODI has projected how the world is likely to do on all 17 SDGs, based on current trends. While performance across the goals and in each region is likely to vary widely, current global performance is leading us towards failure on all the SDGs come 2030.


Can the SDGs be achieved by 2030?

This podcast is a recording of the Australian launch of our flagship report, Projecting progress: reaching the SDGs by 2030


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