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City of Industry, Beijing- Cory M. Grenler (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday 17th September, 2014

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.

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Woman and child in Sierra Leone - Mustafa Öztürk for the IHH International Humanitarian Relief Foundation (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
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Friday 12th September, 2014

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. 

View of Pudong, Shanghai- Dimitry B (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday 10th September, 2014

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.

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Wind farm- World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday 10th September, 2014

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.

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Medication - World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday 8th September, 2014

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.

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Students at a rural high school in Colombia - Charlotte Kesl  for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday 27th August, 2014

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.

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Mother and daughter- DFID (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Pilar Domingo
Wednesday 27th August, 2014

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.

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Youth2End Sexual Violence action shot
Jess Ewing
Wednesday 20th August, 2014

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.

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ICS volunteers in Rwanda- Matthew Thompson
Brian Rockliffe
Monday 18th August, 2014

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.

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Students take a computer course in Cambodia- World Bank collection (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Claudia Pompa
Wednesday 13th August, 2014

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.

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