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ODI - Shaping Policy for Development

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) newsletter
10 April 2014
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  20 years on: what have we learned from Rwanda?  
ODI expert blogs on the humanitarian response to genocide
  John Borton details the evaluation that took place after the 1994 tragedy and reflects on the hard lessons learned by the humanitarian community. 

Read his blog for the Humanitarian Practice Network
 
 
The new challenge for development politics
The jump from thinking politically to working politically is harder than you'd think, says expert Alina Rocha Menocal.

Read her analysis for Oxfam
Read our latest research 
 
Are sovereign bonds too risky for Africa? 
Used to fund big projects in sub-Saharan Africa, sovereign bonds could actually risk plunging nations into austerity.

Read our new ODI Briefing
 
 
Nepal and the electricity 'tax' on the poor
Many Nepalese believe that electricity blackouts are akin to a tax on their livelihoods. So how should the state respond?

Richard Mallett blogs for the World Bank
 
 
Biofuels: do they really harm food prices?
Are we right to worry that crop-made fuel will affect access to food in developing countries? ODI researchers explore the evidence.

Read our new report
 

EVENTS
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RESOURCES
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IN THE MEDIA
Do traffic-related deaths get the attention they deserve? by Imogen Mathers
SciDev.Net: Science and Development Network (7 April 2014)

The U.S. Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions In Afghanistan
The Business Insider (6 April 2014)

Palm oil fuels Indonesia deforestation
Al Jazeera (4 April 2014)

UK hits spending target on aid
Herald Scotland (2 April 2014)

Britain hits international development aid target by Astrid Zweynert
Thomson Reuters Foundation (2 April 2014)

Britain reaches 0.7 percent overseas aid target
Global Post (2 April 2014)

Stop forcing veg down our throats by Zoe Williams
The Guardian (2 April 2014)

Nepal's 'Mr Toilet' on a clean-up mission
Al Jazeera (1 April 2014)

'The costs of inaction are catastrophic': John Kerry responds to UN report on carbon emissions
WA Today (31 March 2014)

Safer, Cleaner Transport Crucial for Improving Global Health, Report Shows
World Bank (31 March 2014)
 

 
 
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