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Visiting Ethiopia for ODI following our recent case study on the country's progress, Arron Merat finds that Ethiopia is facing new threats that could stoke food insecurity – climate change and overpopulation. He meets a local NGO, PADET, to see what is being done on the ground to prepare the population for the challenges ahead.
Katy Harris, Development Progress Communications Manager, explores ways in which the 'leave no one behind' agenda can move beyond the rhetoric. She argues that to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, the voices of the marginalised must be not only heard but actively inform the policy decisions and investments made on their behalf.
Five pointers to help get your head around Myanmar's biggest election for 25 years.
India’s urbanisation process has come to be characterised by haphazard growth of cities, the costs of which are borne disproportionately by the poor. This column analyses Ahmedabad’s urban policy over the past two decades and the impact on slum dwellers. While the city’s urbanisation process has traditionally been a rewarding collaboration between the local government and civil society, recent changes present a challenge to this legacy.
More than 20 city and local leaders have endorsed the Sustainable Development Goals. ODI Research Fellow Paula Lucci explores the challenges they will face to meet the goals by 2030.
Following the launch of our case studies on extreme poverty, Nat Wellington writes on the importance of data for poverty reduction, particularly in the case of Sierra Leone. He argues that improvements are needed in disaggregation, gender considerations and frequency of collection.
La prise de décision relative à l’hydroélectricité peut se faire de deux manières. Peter Newborne nous dit quelle est la meilleure.
La toma de decisiones sobre la energía hidroeléctrica puede llevarse a cabo de dos maneras. El progreso hidroeléctrico de Brasil muestra la necesidad de mejores procesos en la toma de decisiones.
Pro-poor growth policy has been increasingly favoured by development professionals as a method to tackle extreme poverty. But despite the Sustainable Development Goals and the World Bank adopting targets that aim to promote growth for the bottom 40%, myths around the policy remain.
Pakistan appears to have reduced poverty substantially, but its story of progress is surprisingly inconclusive. In this blog, ODI Research Officer Amina Khan explores the doubts raised in Pakistan over the stated reduction in poverty and why some claim the official figures are misleading.