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With the huge achievement of a gender SDG, Abigail Hunt looks at how we can turn that recognition of the importance of gender issues into action on the problems facing women and girls. She sets out 5 steps to get us on the way to realising this goal.
If we are to be serious about the SDGs, we need to ensure that people aren't left behind by looking behind national averages. In this blog, the example of child mortality shows the close attention needed to ensure the most marginalised aren't forgotten.
How far this year's new development frameworks show progress on breaking down silos, tackling inequality, rethinking finance, getting good data, and shifting from global to local action.
Following the launch of the Development Progress urban dimension paper, report author ODI Research Fellow Paula Lucci reviews the evidence of progress in improving living standards of slum dwellers to draw out the steps needed to achieve universal access to housing and basic services.
In Burkina Faso, farmers are fighting against climate change to regreen the desert. The author of our case study on their progress, Amanda Lenhardt, shares some of the faces behind the research in this photo essay for Global Citizen.
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.