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Following the publication of three Development Progress case studies on urban poverty, ODI Research Fellow and co-author of two of the reports, Paula Lucci, writes on the practical insights they provide, which could help to tackle many of the serious challenges facing the world’s growing number of slum dwellers.
'Achieving zero poverty zero emissions will only be possible if we can improve urban resilience', writes Kirsty Gray. With two thirds of the world's population predicted to live in cities by 2050, we need to put urban issues at the centre of debates on climate and poverty.
Ahead of our Urban futures event this Friday, ODI's Clare Cummings blogs on 'the transformation of Lagos from urban chaos to a wealthy megacity'. What do the outcomes of the recent elections mean for the residents of the city?
Jan Hofmeyr, head of the Policy and Analysis Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, writes on the progress many African countries have made, and the challenge of ensuring that success filters down to ordinary citizens.
Eldis editor Alan Stanley was at the Cartagena Data Festival and caught up with Elizabeth Stuart, author of our recent report 'The data revolution: finding the missing millions' to discuss what her research tells us about the opportunities and challenges that using data presents for development policy and practice.
Alina Rocha Menocal, Research Fellow, Politics and Governance, details some of the mechanisms of citizen engagement, particularly in the developing world, and explores some of the primary theoretical frameworks for analyzing citizen engagement.
This blog highlights the key points from Alina's film, which formed part of a Massive Open Online Course on citizen engagement organised by the World Bank, ODI and others.
Chris Hoy, author of our recent report, Financing the Future, writes for Devpolicy on whether the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030 is achievable.
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.
For International Workers' Day Timothy Webster, Multimedia Coordinator at Development Progress, tells the personal stories of three women experiencing the transformation of employment in Sri Lanka first-hand.