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Women from Conakry at local radio station in Côte d'Ivoire – Ami Vitale for World Bank Photo
Chris Little
Tuesday 5th January, 2016

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.

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Woman and child in Sierra Leone -  Dominic Chavez/World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Wednesday 23rd December, 2015

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.

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UN Leaders participate in Global Citizen Festival 2015 - United Nations via Flickr
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday 22nd December, 2015

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.

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Credit: Lorenzo (Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr)
b.tritton
Thursday 17th December, 2015

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.

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Farmers in Burkina – Amanda Lenhardt
Chris Little
Monday 30th November, 2015

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.

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A PADET 'Youth in Action' project in Ethiopia's north east – Arron Merat for Development Progress
Chris Little
Thursday 26th November, 2015

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.

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Community perspectives on the impact of improvements in education - Copyright Umera Muzeyin/Development Progress/PhotoVoice
b.tritton
Wednesday 18th November, 2015

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.

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A rally for Aung San Suu Kyi's party NLD in Kwahmu, Myanmar - Feliz Solomon/Irawaddy news
b.tritton
Thursday 5th November, 2015

Five pointers to help get your head around Myanmar's biggest election for 25 years.

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Children play cricket in a slum in Ahmedabad, India - Emmanuel Dyan, Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr
b.tritton
Monday 2nd November, 2015

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.

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Building roads in Banda Aceh, one of the SDG pledge cities - ILO, Creative Commons licensed via Flickr
b.tritton
Friday 30th October, 2015

More than 20 city and local leaders have endorsed the Sustainable Development Goals. ODI Research Fellow Paula Lucci explores the challenges they will face to meet the goals by 2030.

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