A HUB FOR IDEAS, DEBATE AND RESOURCES ON HOW THE WORLD IS DOING ON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Continuing our financing progress blog series, Andy Wales of SABMiller looks at the role business can play in achieving meaningful alleviation of poverty. He describes a programme put in place to help small business develop and how it can help the owners overcome the barriers they face in escaping poverty.
How can truly inclusive participation challenge the power imbalances that limit the accountability of duty bearers? Thea Shahrokh, a research officer at the Institute of Development Studies shares findings from participatory research studies conducted across 29 countries.
Continuing our financing progress series, the OECD's Jon Lomøy looks at the characteristics of contemporary aid and suggests ways in which aid can best respond to the ever-changing landscape and best meet the needs of developing countries.
What are the characteristics of aid that recipients value most? Where do they want the money to go? What are citizen preferences on aid delivery? ODI's Annalisa Prizzon shares some thoughts built around her experiences in recipient countries.
The shift towards investments in social, institutional, and human capital helps ensure that international and local resources for development have a sustained impact, write Randall Tift and William Langley.
Where is there most room for improvement in the evaluation of maternal health initiatives? Giulia Greco explains how broader measures of outcomes that are grounded in people’s values and priorities can be used to evaluate community-based programmes.
Despite the 'Africa Rising' headlines the continent could be losing billions in illicit capital outflows. Oxfam's Pooven Moodley explores how civil society, and INGOs in particular, can improve the scope for ordinary citizens to truly benefit from Africa's resource boom.
Taking into account people's voices has rightfully become a cornerstone of international development over recent decades - but what forms does this take in practice? Sarah White tells us about a project designed to do just this, and the lessons learnt from its application in Zambia.
What would you choose if you were asked about what is important in making your life better? We're launching our new blog series on valuing progress with a poll which aims to see what really matters in human development for our readers. Read the introductory blog post, think carefully and then cast your vote!
In this blog for our financing progress series, Andrew Rogerson uses the analogy of a bucket of water, sugar and oil to discuss global development finance in a post-2015 world, outlining the current arguments regarding how public and private flows should complement each other.