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The Bangbua canal community, Bangkok, Thailand - Cak-Cak (Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr)
b.tritton
Wednesday 24th June, 2015

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.

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Scenes from the Kibera Slum in Nairobi – Khym54 (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Tuesday 23rd June, 2015

'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.

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A market in Lagos – Guety (Creative Commons licensed via Wikipedia)
Chris Little
Wednesday 10th June, 2015

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?

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Ghanaian farmers celebrate success - Knusu, Gates Foundation (Creative Commons license via Flickr)
b.tritton
Friday 15th May, 2015

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.

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b.tritton
Wednesday 13th May, 2015

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.

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b.tritton
Tuesday 12th May, 2015

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.

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Woman in doorway, India - World Bank/Curt Carnemark (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
b.tritton
Tuesday 12th May, 2015

Following the 'Leave No One Behind' event at the UN last week, Elizabeth Stuart explains the couple of concrete steps that governments can do to ensure that it doesn’t remain just a buzz phrase. This post originally appeared on the UN Foundation blog.

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Credit: WorldFish Bangladesh / Balaram Mahalder (Creative Commons licensed via Flicker)
b.tritton
Wednesday 6th May, 2015

Chris Hoy, author of our recent report, Financing the Future, writes for Devpolicy on whether the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030 is achievable.

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Cartagena Data Festival attendees
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Friday 1st May, 2015

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.

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Workers at their stations on the garment production line. ILO/M.Crozet
b.tritton
Thursday 30th April, 2015

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.

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