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Nicola Jones argues that a data revolution in gender inequality can build on the 'uneven' progress achieved by the Millennium Development Goals.
Also we publish a report on marriage practices among the Hmong people in Viet Nam.
Climate aid projects can do more harm than good in areas of conflict.
Read the ten mistakes we can't afford to make.
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?
Experts explore the role of the private sector in reducing disaster risk. What does it mean for the new action plan HFA2?
What needs to be done to get to zero extreme poverty? Chronic Poverty Report authors present a tripartite challenge: the need to tackle chronic poverty, stop impoverishment, and assist people escaping poverty.
How do we improve the design and commissioning of evaluations to deliver stronger positive impacts across the different dimensions of women and girls’ economic empowerment?
We must act now in the Central African Republic, argues Marcus Manuel, who identifies four steps the UK can take to stop the bloodshed.
Despite the 'cashgate' scandal in Malawi, acountability is still the key to improving lives, argues the Poverty Matters blog, ahead of a discussion on the landmark 2004 World Development Report.
The tough challenges facing UK development are explored in a new report. Four ODI experts share their thoughts – and we want your views.
Andrew Rogerson has an original take on the challenge of mixing private and public finances post-2015.
UK money can put education back on the agenda for Syria's displaced children, argues Larry Elliott.
The damage done to schools, homes, roads and businesses is only part of the problem: Jan Kellett looks at the knock-on effects of natural disasters.
A report on the often messy political realities of allocating and spending public money.
As the crisis in the Central African Republic rages on, Marcus Manuel looks at the OECD’s latest fragile states report and argues that aid allocations to conflict-prone countries need a rethink.
How can aid agencies better prevent and respond to gender-based violence during humanitarian crises? Two new publications from the Humanitarian Practice Network look at what works.
Wrapping up a series of blogs on measuring urban poverty, Paula Lucci draws out the main challenges to progress for slum dwellers and suggests how a post-2015 framework can overcome them.
The Daily Mail and Nigel Farage say you can either help people in the UK affected by floods or fight poverty overseas – but you can’t do both. Kevin Watkins outlines three reasons they're wrong.
The latest ODI podcast features experts discussing the rise in obesity in the developing world and the crisis in South Sudan, while the UN’s Helen Clark gives us the latest on the post 2015 agenda.
Focusing only on a 'stand-alone' post-MDGs goal risks missing the point: concentrate instead on a wider strategy to really put governance on the global agenda, argues Marta Foresti.
What are the political, strategic and operational challenges of nurturing transition from conflict to peace? Apply for the Advanced Course on Conflict, Crisis and Transitions, held in York from 16-23 July.
Researchers have been lamenting bad data for decades. Now a nascent data revolution offers hope for dramatic changes - and improvements - in the way decisions - are made for and about poor people. Claire Melamed investigates.
Smart aid is all about jobs, said Justine Greening in a speech at the London Stock Exchange this week. Alberto Lemma investigates whether and how the UK can incentivise more business partnerships in developing countries.
If we are to end poverty, we must think about urbanisation. How can new development goals do a better job than the MDGs at addressing the problems and opportunities of urban areas? Paula Lucci sets out five steps.
We've all heard them, but which ones really irk you? The Gates Foundation's annual letter outlined 'three myths that block progress for the poor'. ODI researchers can think of at least 16 more...
The word 'inequality' is on the lips of many of the rich and powerful gathering in Davos. Kevin Watkins examines the rhetoric of those turning the spotlight on deepening global wealth divides - who have included the Pope, the World Economic Forum and the UN.
What are the misconceptions, realities and unanswered questions around China’s role in African countries’ economic development? A panel of experts recently convened at ODI to reflect on this key question for development.