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While this week's Habitat III conference had a high turnout and a focus on inequality, we didn't see major political or financial commitments to realise the New Urban Agenda.
As António Guterres prepares to take up his role in early 2017, ODI experts offer their thoughts on what his priorities should be.
Susan Nicolai, Head of the Development Progress Project, writes for the Guardian Development Professionals Network on the challenge of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Elizabeth Stuart, head of ODI's Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme, outlines the importance of including marginalised voices at international summits and in decision making.
Initial reflections on the first High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment report to the UN Secretary General
Apps providing domestic cooks, cleaners and care workers are growing rapidly in countries like India, Mexico and South Africa. Research Officer Abigail Hunt explores whether this is likely to be good or bad for the women who use them.
Tackling the five most common myths as women's economic empowerment moves from the 'gender ghetto' into mainstream development practice.
Abigail Hunt, author of the recent Development Progress report, Women's economic empowerment: Navigating enablers and constraints, writes on the challenges women face and the enablers we should be focusing on for Oxfam Policy & Practice as part of Her Series.
Ahead of World Water Week, authors from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) write on the crucial role that sanitation can play in sustainable development.
When looking to implement education reform, policy-makers and donors should pay close attention to political context argues Joseph Wales. He looks specifically at DFID's new RISE programme and outlines the lessons that can be taken from development progress research on national level education progress.