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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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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.

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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.

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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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