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Ahead of our employment launch next week, ODI's Tom Berliner explains the recent decline in industrial employment globally and asks, 'If industrialisation won’t be the great source of quality jobs it was supposed to be, then what will be?'
Following last month's launch of our case studies on security in Timor-Leste and Liberia, Erika Kirwen takes a look at the shared lessons that emerge, building on her experience working in both countries. Underpinning a range of lessons learned is the idea that the best solutions to problems are pragmatic and locally-led – allowing actors to 'do things their own way'.
What does the resignation of the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmão, mean for the Southeast Asian nation? Sarah Dewhurst and Craig Valters, authors of a recent Development Progress case study on security the country, take a look at what's at stake.
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.
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.
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.
Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 230,000 people and destroyed the lives and livelihoods of many more, UN Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos blogs on key lessons from the humanitarian response and progress made in the decade since.
In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, John Telford notes that there has been real progress in capacity, quality and accountability since – but he also worries that we're at risk of forgetting humanitarian principles when it comes to financing.
Continuing our series on what has changed in humanitarian responses since the 2004 tsunami, Dr Jemilah Mahmood shares her personal experience of the response to the disaster. Ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, Dr Mahmood believes that we should be working towards humanitarian responses that are more inclusive and sensitive to context as well as remembering that local responses to crises are crucial.
Following the new 'Financing the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: a rough roadmap', Andrew Rogerson blogs on what can realistically be achieved at the development finance conference in Addis Ababa next year.