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Power lines in São Paulo state -  Diego Torres Silvestre (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Tuesday 21st October, 2014

ODI's Peter Newborne takes a look at Brazil's current plans for energy and finds that bad habits persist. He believes that Brazil's government needs to forge a new, more democratic and open energy policy, as old habits may no longer be an option

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Farmers in Tanzania - Gates Foundation (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Friday 17th October, 2014

We cannot sustain progress in eradicating poverty if we don't tackle climate change as well. This blog looks at the concept of 'zero-zero', arguing that without action to prevent global average temperatures from rising by more than 2°C, those who emerge from poverty are likely to fall back into it due to climate disasters.

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Belo Monte protest - Paygomuyatpu Munduruku (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
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Thursday 16th October, 2014

In this blog, Amazon Watch's Christian Poirier outlines the lessons that he believes Brazil must learn from the Belo Monte dam project to avoid the population incurring further and greater human and environmental costs.

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UN General Assembly- Patrick Gruban (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
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Wednesday 8th October, 2014

This blog by Leah Worrall and Dirk Willem te Velde reviews the progress made so far in the context of the ongoing work for the European Report on Development (ERD) 2014/15 and concludes by formulating three questions we should be asking ahead of the Addis conference.

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Humanitarian aid - Julien Harnels (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
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Tuesday 7th October, 2014

In this blog, Marcus Manuel looks at the bizarre allocation of aid; of the countries that receive aid, it is the richer ones that get the most aid for each of their people living in extreme poverty and how we need to make sure that we target what aid we do have to where it is most needed.

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Unloading sacks of onions in Bamako - Dominic Chavez/ World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
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Monday 6th October, 2014

This blog from Roberto Azevêdo looks at the importance of trade in the post-2015 development agenda and how developing countries should make full use of the multilateral trading system to help finance sustainable development.

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Farmers in Korea - Curt Carnemark for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Thursday 2nd October, 2014

Yun Byung-se urges countries to learn from Korea's use of official development assistance, arguing that Korea's ownership and mobilisation of development resources can offer lessons for developing countries as they implement the post-2015 agenda.

Woman sewing in Uganda -Pete Lewis for DFID (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Tuesday 30th September, 2014

ODI's Gideon Rabinowitz writes on a new method of analysis that dynamically tracks changing membership of income groups in relationship to allocation of aid, delivering evidence that there have been improvements in the aid allocation over the past decade.

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Workers in Ghana - Jonathan Ernst for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Thursday 25th September, 2014

The largest international flow of financial resources to Africa takes the form of remittances, money sent back home by expatriate workers. Mthuli Ncube argues that they are a vital component of the resource mobilisation agenda yet we still have a significant amount of work to do to realise their full potential in development.

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Walking through a flooded rice field - Nonie Reyes/ World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
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Tuesday 23rd September, 2014

In the latest blog in our environmental progress in development series, Simon Zadek discusses the long-term costs of climate change ahead of the UN Climate Summit and recommends a focus on climate set within a wider sustainable-development frame.

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