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ODI - Shaping Policy for Development

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) newsletter
13 March 2014
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  Three ways to combat chronic poverty  
New Chronic Poverty Report 2014-15
  The new Chronic Poverty Report begins with a dire warning: act now or by 2030 one billion people will be at risk from extreme poverty. It asks why many escape from poverty only to fall back, and sets out measures to defuse this ticking timebomb.   
New report on data, power and women

The more data we collect on social norms the more we know about life chances. A new report from ODI and OECD looks at how we can use that data to measure the progress of women and girls globally.

Justine Greening will launch the report today at a special event in New York.

What we really want from governments

People's top priority is a government that delivers on goods and services, establishes a new ODI report. But what does that mean for post-2015 development goals?


Also, the report authors unpick the key findings in a blog for Foreign Policy

Making services work for poor people: WDR 2004 ten years on
Why do many countries fail to deliver adequate services to their citizens? The question posed in the seminal 2004 World Development Report was discussed at a recent conference. 

Read a summary and the experts' take on the key issues here – in audio, video and words. 
MSF's expulsion from Myanmar can only harm the reform process
What does the expulsion of Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland (MSF-H) from Rakhine State mean for the people of Myanmar and the country's reform process?

HPG's Lilianne Fan shares her views on

Forthcoming events

Briefing papers Research reports Discussion papers Journal articles or issues
South Sudan violence leaves donors disillusioned
Los Angeles Times (01 March 2014)

Dare to Prepare: Taking Disaster Risk Seriously
Huffington Post (03 March 2014)

Climate change aid must get political to succeed, Thomson Reuters Foundation (4 March 2014)

Qatar taking positive action in fight against obesity epidemic
Gulf Times (4 March 2014)

A sugar tax won’t lead to a sweet sigh of relief on obesity
Independent (5 March 2014)

UAE aid - a top 20 donor plans to get bigger
IRIN News (6 March 2014)

Generate decent jobs 'or a billion people will remain in extreme poverty'
The Guardian (10 March 2014)

One Billion at Risk of Extreme Poverty
Voice of America (10 March 2014)

Podcast: rethinking conflict and climate change
The Guardian (12 March 2014)

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