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ODI - Shaping Policy for Development

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) newsletter
13 March 2015
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  Local aid groups filling gap left by international agencies  
‘Traditional' aid agencies need to partner up with local and diaspora aid groups
  Four years into Syria's conflict, hundreds of local and diaspora groups are successfully negotiating access and delivering aid to civilians in areas that international agencies are struggling to reach. 

Report  |  Press release  |  Video  |  Infographics  |  Event: 'Syria crisis: how aid is changing', 17 March
A new global agreement on disaster risk
This week ODI is in Sendai, Japan, for the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. 

Live blog  |  Survey  |  Events  |  Briefings 
Comment: six signs of success at Sendai
How business, finance and cities tackle climate change
UN climate envoy Mary Robinson gives the keynote speech at our #GlobalChallenges event next week.

Read more  |  Register to watch online
Counter-terrorism laws harming Muslim charities
A new ODI report finds that banks are blocking millions in charity donations to international NGOs providing aid in Syria, Gaza and other conflicts.

Read the report  |  Video: Al Jazeera coverage
The role of decent work in economic transformation

Over the next 15 years, we need to create 600 million new jobs just to keep global employment rates constant. What can we learn from Uganda and Sri Lanka's recent success in job creation?

Report  |  Case studies: Uganda, Sri Lanka



Cartagena Data Festival

20 - 22 April | Cartagena, Colombia


Designing the development agency of the future

27 - 28 April | ODI


An opportunity for mid-career and senior professionals to learn and reflect on critical issues in preparing for, responding to and transitioning out of humanitarian crises. 

18 June - 5 July | London |  Find out more


Research Fellow/Research Officer

International Economic Development Group

Turf wars or teamwork? The rise of regional aid organisations
3 March, IRIN 

Finance denied to charities in conflict zones, report finds

5 March, Financial Times

UK passes bill to honour pledge of 0.7% foreign aid target

10 March, The Guardian

Australia’s support for development research falls
11 March, SciDev.Net

Local groups help parts of war-torn Syria that big aid agencies can't reach
13 Mar, Thomson Reuters

Syria diaspora aid efforts hailed
13 Mar, Yahoo News

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