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Employment in Sri Lanka - three first-hand stories

Sri Lanka, a lower-middle income country, has made dramatic progress in improving employment over the past 20 years, largely during a damaging internal conflict which ended in 2009.

This series of short documentaries illustrates the opportunities and risks employment has brought to the individuals featuring in the films, illustrating a more nuanced reality through the telling of personal stories.

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Credit: WorldFish Bangladesh / Balaram Mahalder (Creative Commons licensed via Flicker)

Is extreme poverty going to end by 2030?

Chris Hoy
13 April 2015

Chris Hoy, author of our recent report, Financing the Future, writes for Devpolicy on whether the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030 is achievable.

Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy is a Research Officer in Development Progress at ODI. He has previously worked for UNICEF, AusAID and the Australian Treasury. He has a Masters in International and Development Economics from Yale University.

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Cartagena Data Festival attendees

Welcome to the data revolution

Claire Melamed
1 May 2015

Claire Melamed, ODI's Director of Poverty and Inequality, writes on the success of the Cartagena Data Festival in bringing together governments, companies and NGOs for a conversation about the data revolution and using data to improve people's lives.

Commuters in Kolkata – Kibae Park for UN Photo (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Urban futures: making cities work for people

12 June 2015
ODI, London
This day-long event featured highly interactive presentations, discussions and informal networking opportunities with key thinkers on urban issues.
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To end poverty by 2030, we need to target the poorest

A new ODI report argues that we cannot eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 if we stick to 'business as usual'. In this video, report author Romilly Greenhill explains the policies needed to lift people out of poverty - and how governments can fund them.

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Interviews at the Cartagena Data Festival

We invited some of the attendees at the Cartagena Data Festival to give us their thoughts on how their organisations use data, what the future holds, and what they enjoyed most at the festival.


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