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Ferrying people across a river in Bangladesh – Scott Wallace for the World Bank

A new research note outlines the importance of using a country-lens to measure SDG progress. Different countries are at different stages of development, and unless this is taken into account in setting targets and assessing progress, we risk creating a set of perverse incentives.

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Nine month old Emabet is about to receive her measles vaccination, in Merawi, Ethiopia - Pete Lewis / DFID (Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr)

Why should ministers of finance of developing countries borrow for health?

Andrew Rogerson
3 July 2015

Low-middle income countries emerging from extreme poverty lose out as aid and official loans are falling faster than national tax revenues, leaving a 'missing middle' in development finance. This blog explores the basic rationale for using loans (on any terms) to fund health investments.

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Scenes from the Kibera Slum in Nairobi – Khym54 (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Urban resilience: vital to tackling both climate change and poverty

Kirsty Gray
23 June 2015

'Achieving zero poverty zero emissions will only be possible if we can improve urban resilience', writes Kirsty Gray. With two thirds of the world's population predicted to live in cities by 2050, we need to put urban issues at the centre of debates on climate and poverty.

Kirsty Gray

Kirsty Gray

Kirsty is an intern in the Climate and Environment Programme at ODI. She is also a current MPA student at Columbia University in New York.

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Urban poverty: how should cities grow and function?

Urban poverty: how should cities grow and function?

This animation looks at urban poverty in the light of increasing urbanisation across the world and asks how policy makers can include communities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal to "Make Cities and Human Settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable".

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Progress in Peru: the story of Lima's slums

This film tells the story of the people who have settled in the city's slums and the progress they have made in improving their lives on the steep and dusty outskirts of Lima.

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Panelists on the first day of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - Sébastien Duyck (Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr)

Bonn update: climate talks should up the pace

Ilmi Granoff
12 June 2015

Countries are beginning to declare what action they are willing to take to reduce emissions. But for a successful climate deal in Paris this December, they need to put money on the table, writes Ilmi Granoff, Research Fellow, Climate and Environment.


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