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ODI - Shaping Policy for Development

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) newsletter
27 March 2015
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  Ghana rising  
New research shows progress on political voice, health, education
  Ghana's ‘golden age of political voice’ has led not just to better political representation, but also contributed to increased provision of basic services.

Report  Animation  Infographics  Blog  #GhanaRising on Twitter Through the people's lens
How to measure development progress
A new report examines what progress we've really made on the Millennium Development Goals - and what this means for setting targets for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Report  In The Economist  |  Briefing paper: how we 'leave no one behind'
A new global disasters deal, but is it enough?
ODI pressed for a strong outcome at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai this month.

Read the round-up  |  Our highlights Infographics: ten things to know about financing disaster risk reduction


Upcoming events

Doing development differently: can it be managed?

2 April, 10:00 - 16:30 BST | ODI


Labour and livelihoods in urban humanitarian response

8 April, 14:00 - 15:30 BST | Webinar


Report launch: financing for development

13 April 18.30 - 20.30 EDT | New York


Cartagena Data Festival

20 - 22 April | Colombia


Designing the development agency of the future

27 - 28 April | ODI
Recent events

#GlobalChallenges with Mary Robinson
How business, finance and cities are tackling climate change

#MDGchat with Guardian Development
How far we've progressed towards gender equality

#FtF2015 in Accra, Ghana
How we finance the Sustainable Development Goals
Senior-level course on conflict and humanitarian response  |  Apply by 10 April


Research reports

Social enterprise landscape in Ghana

Transforming the lives of girls and young women – year two country briefings

Understanding changing social norms and practices around girls' education and marriage

What causes animosity between groups? Evidence from Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory

Does the wage bill affect conflict? Evidence from Palestine

Trade, employment and conflict: evidence from the Second Intifada

Resilience scan 2014: a review of key 2014 literature, debates, social media, blogs and events on resilience

Service characteristics and engagement with citizens

Intra-household inequalities in child rights and wellbeing: a barrier to progress?


Working and discussion papers

Overcoming incrementalism: budget reforms and budget allocations in Chile

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure


Project Officer

Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure - Budget Strengthening Initiative


Research Assistant

Climate and Environment Programme


Research Fellow

Humanitarian Policy Group


Assessing development goals  
27 March, The Economist 

AUDIO: The end of poverty?
27 March, BBC World Service (from 9:38 minutes)

VIDEO: Yemen conflict: cry for help?
26 March, Al Jazeera 

Ghana, the rising star
21 March, Modern Ghana

Disaster conference & the Vanuatu cyclone 

16 March, Voice of America

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