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Overseas Development Institute (ODI) newsletter
16 January 2015
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  Global development in 2015  
Our experts examine the big opportunities and challenges in the year ahead
  Susan Nicolai on five tests for development success in 2015

Judith Tyson on how poor countries can grow in an era of global austerity

Tom Mitchell on 2015's furst hurdle: the disasters conference in Sendai in March

Zhenbo Hou on three ways we can work better with China in 2015

Marta Foresti and Leni Wild on why the new development agenda requires a new approach

Hanna Krebs and Steve Zyck crunch the numbers on humanitarian trends
Why aid agencies should think like entrepreneurs
Part of the 'thinking and working politically' agenda, a new paper explores the concept of development entrepreneurship.

Read the paper Watch the video
Aceh, ten years after the tsunami
Aceh, Indonesia, was hardest hit by the 2004 tsunami. Ten years and $6.7 billion later, it remains one of the poorest parts of the country.

Blog by Lilianne Fan: Aceh's unfinished recovery

Coming soon

Delivering the 2015 ambition

Keynote speaker: Helen Clark
20 January 2015 14:00 - 15:15 GMT


What is the future of official statistics in the Big Data era?

19 January | 18:00 - 19:30 GMT | Royal Statistical Society


Putting people first: lessons on accountability to affected populations from Typhoon Haiyan

20 January |10:30 - 12:00 GMT | ODI


Webinar: what have humanitarians learned from their response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Haiti Earthquake?

26 January | 13:00 - 14:30 GMT | ODI


Achieving security progress in post-conflict contexts

27 January |14:30 - 17:15 GMT | ODI


Another humanitarian crisis in Somalia? Learning from the 2011 famine

29 January | 11:00 - 12:30 GMT | ODI


Risking everything: vulnerabilities and opportunities in migration

6 February |13:00 - 14:30 GMT | ODI


Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS): launch of the 2nd edition handbook

9 February | 14:00 - 15:30 GMT | ODI


Putting employment at the centre of economic transformation

9 March |10:30 - 14:15 GMT | ODI

Through the people's lens

Photography exhibition: 16 - 26 February

Special event: 26 February | 19:00 - 22:30

Royal Geographic Society

New event series
Financing for sustainable development
Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Sachs
4 February | 9:30 - 12:30 GMT | ODI
Register to watch live


Crisis brief

Aid and the Islamic State

Briefing papers

Institutionalising resilience in development programming

Working and discussion papers

Asking people what they think: using perceptions data to monitor the post-2015 agenda

Rights and social action for risk management: reflections on local, national and international roles and responses

In search of the game changers: rethinking social accountability

Gender, youth and urban labour market participation: evidence from the catering sector in Lira, Northern Uganda

Investing in evidence: lessons from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (pdf)

Research reports

‘Localising’ the Post-2015 agenda: What does it mean in practice?

The 2014 CAPE conference report: the role of finance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Guarantees for development: a review of multilateral development bank operations

Which weather-related hazards have the largest impacts on people?

Services in the city: governance and political economy in urban service delivery

How far down the road? Comments on the Secretary-General's Synthesis Report on Post-2015

Evaluating protection in humanitarian action: issues and challenges

Financing the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: a rough roadmap

Pathways to progress: a multi-level approach to strengthening health systems

Journal articles

Livelihood resilience in the face of climate change - 1st draft

Financing for development: What is at stake?

Homi Kharas, Annalisa Prizzon and Andrew Rogerson

Five years on, it’s time to go back to Haiti
Simon Levine


Our verdict on the Lima climate talks – and what needs to happen now

Tom Mitchell and Smita Nakhooda

After Lima, clarity on climate finance remains elusive

Smita Nakhooda

Migration is global development's biggest good news story... almost

Jessica Hagen-Zanker and Rich Mallett

What has Christmas shopping got to do with allocating foreign aid?

Chris Hoy

Why we should lend more money to richer countries

Andrew Rogerson


Guest blog

What counts as 'aid'? New rules on concessionality

Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary at the UK Department for International Development

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Slap on a helmet, keep your child safe on the road
Bangkok Post, 16 January 2015

Pump aligning

The Economist, 16 January 2015

Children in crises: NGOs must adopt stronger protection systems

The Guardian, 13 January 2015

From Aceh to Haiti: ensuring effectiveness of disaster aid

Devex, 13 January 2015

Beating back the desert in Burkina Faso, field by field
Daily Mail, 9 January 2015


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