Thursday 16th May, 2013
'For some purposes ‘extreme poverty’ is very useful, whereas for others, like measuring progress in middle income countries where ‘extreme poverty’ is very low or focusing on the continued gaps between rich countries and the rest, it is not useful at all...'
Friday 10th May, 2013
'I would suggest we think about monitoring two poverty goals going forward: absolute poverty by the $1.25 a day standard and relative poverty by the standards typical of the country one lives in...'
Wednesday 8th May, 2013
'Today we kick off debate over how a post-2015 framework ought to measure poverty - please do join in either by proposing a blog advocating a particular measure or by commenting on the proposals being advanced...'
Wednesday 1st May, 2013
'Health is a key component of ODI’s Development Progress project, enabling us to reflect on how far we have come in addressing basic health issues around the world and uncover hidden stories of progress.'
Thursday 28th March, 2013
'We need to have a more nuanced understanding of the role of finance – and of the comparative advantage of its different sources – in meeting agreed development goals.'
Thursday 14th March, 2013
'Today’s report is another reminder that the world isn’t changing – it has already changed, and in many places for the better... more than 40 developing countries have outpaced expected gains in human development in recent decades.'
Laura K. Rodrig...
Wednesday 6th February, 2013
'Although in some areas there are still considerable gaps, overall the availability of data and, more importantly, the awareness that these data need to be used, have grown. It is important to use this potential this time around to get the metrics right.'
Friday 21st December, 2012
'Employment has become a burning issue in policy circles since the late 2000s... but it continues to come as an afterthought in economic strategies. A more comprehensive (people-centred) approach is urgently needed.'
Thursday 29th November, 2012
'The jobs challenge does not end at home. The movement of people connects and affects different labour markets... It is time we consider migration as another piece in the jobs puzzle.'
Rolph van der Hoeven
Friday 16th November, 2012
'The fact that major international organisations and national policy-makers have failed to take strong measures to revert or counteract the trend of financial globalisation should not be an excuse for the WDR to ignore the strong influence of financial globalisation on jobs.'