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In this blog, Matthew Collins looks at the environmental damage and pollution caused by the rapid industrialisation China has experienced over the past 30 years and questions how it is possible to ensure that centrally enacted regulations and policies, often strong on paper, are enforced at the local level.
In this blog on the End the Neglect site, Romina Rodrguez Pose looks at the progress made tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases using evidence from Development Progress case studies on Cambodia and Sierra Leone.
In this blog, Julian Doczi uses some new research to argue that China’s political commitment and ability to scale up successful programmes rapidly might be the start of its ‘second Marshall Plan’ – toward more sustainable development and green growth.
In the first blog of our environmental progress series, ODI's Andrew Scott takes a look at the progress made in Brazil, Burkina Faso, China and Viet Nam following the launch of the Development Progress case studies.
Zoe Smith blogs on the BMJ on the drivers of progress in tackiling Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sierra Leone and follows the country's intriguing story of change.
Putting young people at the heart of the post-2015 agenda is critical to ensuring that goals are translated into action, say representatives from global child-rights charity Plan UK. This blog offers perspectives from members of Plan’s youth advisory panel and Leon Ward, a trustee of the charity and UK Young Ambassador to the Commonwealth.
To conclude our women's empowerment blog series, Pilar Domingo looks back over some of the messages that have been voiced throughout the series and emphasises the political nature of gender.
In the latest blog in our youth priorities series, VSO's Jess Ewing discusses the necessity for activist groups such as Youth2 End Sexual Violence as a platform for young people's voices in influencing policy makers in the post-2015 agenda.
Brian Rockliffe takes a look at the experience of youth volunteers with the International Citizen Service, and how programmes such as this give young people the opportunity and means to contribute to the future of development.
This youth priorities blog by ODI's Claudia Pompa examines the high rates of youth unemployment alongside the shortage in the private sector of skilled workers, and promotes cross-sector collaboration as a solution to this critical problem.