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Women selling vegetables in a market in Pyapon, Myanmar - Markus Kostner/ World Bank (Creative commons licensed via Flickr)

Work is the way out of poverty

Suzi Nandera
12 March 2015

Sustainable Development Goal 8 – to ‘promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all’ – could be the most transformative goal to come out of the UN negotiations on global development priorities after 2015. Following our employment dimension launch, Suzi Nandera examines why we must give it a global platform.

Man working in a reinforced steel tube, Philippines – Nonie Reyes for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

How can employment and development join forces to produce economic transformation? New case studies on Sri Lanka and Uganda, a dimension paper, an animation and infographics tell the story.

Amina Gharred

Amina Gharred

Amina Gharred is a storyteller photographer and programme assistant at Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), Secretary General of ATFP.

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Photo Club de Tunis, Amina Gharred (Creative Commons licensed)

Tunisian women's lens

Amina Gharred
6 March 2015

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Association of  Female Photographers (L’Association Tunisienne de Femmes Photographes-ATFP) is launching its first two week exhibition on 7 March, 2015 at the Cultural Club Taher Haddad in la Medina, Tunis. Amina Gharred writes about the story behind the association. 

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Ford production during the 1950s - Ford Europe (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Where will all the jobs come from?

Tom Berliner
4 March 2015

Ahead of our employment launch next week, ODI's Tom Berliner explains the recent decline in industrial employment globally and asks, 'If industrialisation won’t be the great source of quality jobs it was supposed to be, then what will be?'

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Children playing on Dili beach, Timor Leste – Asian Development Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Security progress in Timor-Leste and Liberia: similar lessons

Erika Kirwen
25 February 2015

Following last month's launch of our case studies on security in Timor-Leste and Liberia, Erika Kirwen takes a look at the shared lessons that emerge, building on her experience working in both countries. Underpinning a range of lessons learned is the idea that the best solutions to problems are pragmatic and locally-led – allowing actors to 'do things their own way'.


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