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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN

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Selling freshly caught fish
Selling freshly caught fish

The people in the fishing village of Orimedu (Lagos State) have benefited greatly from Nigeria's Fadama II project. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank
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Remittances to Africa: cutting the cost, harnessing the potential

Event - Public event - 16 April 2014 13:45 - 18:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
A flagship half-day event for key UK and international stakeholders to look at the scale of remittance costs to Sub-Saharan Africa (the largest in the world) and how these could be cut, as well as identifying ways to harness remittances to directly support development projects in the region and improve services for the poor.

Forthcoming events

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ODI_SA REGION-v3

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Can social protection and labour programmes promote social inclusion?

Event - Public event - 28 April 2014 10:00 - 16:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

This symposium presents the findings of a three year research project that explored the impact of different social protection and labour programme interventions on social inclusion in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The symposium will serve as a forum for researchers and development practitioners to discuss evidence from the field and its implications for policy and practice.

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan appeal
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan appeal

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Private funding of humanitarian aid: is this the future?

Event - Public event - 29 April 2014 15:00 - 16:30 (GMT+01 (BST))
As humanitarian needs grow and the budgets of many traditional donor governments reduce, aid agencies are looking to a diverse set of new funding sources. This event will look at the real value of private giving, the benefits in comparison to other sources of funding, who the current funders are and if they hold the answer to the future of humanitarian financing. 

Bangladeshi flood rickshaws
Bangladeshi flood rickshaws

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Rethinking disaster risk reduction: making better decisions on HFA2

Event - Public event - 30 April 2014 11:00 - 12:30 (GMT+01 (BST))
Why haven't disaster risk assessments been effective in informing development plans and public and private sector decisions? This event loos at the proliferation and variety of disaster risk assessments conducted over the last 10 years. Speakers will share their views on what HFA2 should include to improve formulation, production and policy influence of risk assessments.
Soweto market in Lusaka, Zambia. Photo taken by Rémi Kahane, GlobalHort, June 2010
Soweto market in Lusaka, Zambia. Photo taken by Rémi Kahane, GlobalHort, June 2010

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Zambia at 50: Engaging diaspora in inclusive development

Event - Public event - 30 April 2014 17:00 - 20:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
The launch of the Roundtable Report and offer participants the opportunity to reflect on the proceedings of the DfAD Zambia Roundtable discussion held  in partnership with Diaspora Support Initiative (DSI) Zambia.
Discussions with communities at risk of flood and drought in Kaffrine district, Senegal, June 2012.
Discussions with communities at risk of flood and drought in Kaffrine district, Senegal, June 2012.

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Credit: Emma Visman
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Everybody wins: bridging the gap between scientific and local communities

Event - Public event - 6 May 2014 15:00 - 17:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
​This event examines how participatory games and exercises can bring together the local and scientific knowledge produced by at-risk people, humanitarian and development agencies and those with formal scientific and technological training to enable communities to become more resilient in the face of disasters

 

Country Flags
Country Flags

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The global climate policy conference 2014

Event - Public event - 7 - 8 May 2014
This conference brings together researchers and analysts from academia and think-tanks, together with negotiators and other practitioners to identify new economic, social and political ideas and analysis to help move international climate negotiations forward.
Freedom Square Crowd - Georgia parliamentary elections 2012
Freedom Square Crowd - Georgia parliamentary elections 2012

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Can democracy deliver for development? Lessons from Brazil, India and Ghana

Event - Public event - 13 May 2014 13:00 - 14:45 (GMT+01 (BST))

What does the growing disillusionment across both the developed and the developing world about the way democracy works mean for the promise of democracy? Drawing on research from three leading democracies in the developing world, this event will explore whether and how these systems can deliver for their populations - and what this means for broader debates on institutions and development.

Participants at 2013 Advanced Course
Participants at 2013 Advanced Course

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Advanced course on conflict, crisis and transitions - 2014

Event - Course - 16 - 23 July 2014
​The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute and the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York are pleased to offer their fifth annual ‘Advanced Course on Conflict, Crisis and Transitions’. The week-long programme targeting mid-career and senior professionals will be held on the parkland campus of the University of York.

Past events

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The situation of older and disabled Syrian refugees

Event - Public event - 9 April 2014 15:00 - 17:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

Panellists will discuss the implications of the findings relating to qualtiy and effectiveness. The event will offer the opportunity to establish a dialogue between donors, NGOs and humanitarian actors to discuss whether the system is in fact failing according to these criteria and what measures for improvement can be taken in the future to ensure the needs of these groups are not overlooked.

Laborer carrying concrete
Laborer carrying concrete

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Can fiscal policy be used to promote inclusive growth?

Event - Public event - 4 April 2014 10:00 - 13:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

Juzhong Zhuang, Deputy Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank presents the Asian Development Outlook 2014, providing analysis of economic issues in developing Asia.

A first grade student at one of the IRC’s schools in Kabul. UNICEF says only one in five Afghan women can read or write, and that’s a substantive improvement from a decade ago. Literacy rates for men approach 50%, but that remains one of the lowest ra
A first grade student at one of the IRC’s schools in Kabul. UNICEF says only one in five Afghan women can read or write, and that’s a substantive improvement from a decade ago. Literacy rates for men approach 50%, but that remains one of the lowest ra

children, girls, reading, child, education
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Afghanistan after 2014: what's next?

Event - Public event - 2 April 2014 18:00 - 20:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
​2014 is a year of major transition for Afghanistan. In a report to be released on 2 April, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) argues that while 2014 is a challenging year for Afghanistan, it is also an opportunity for the international community to stand beside the Afghan people, building on successful, community-based approaches to humanitarian assistance and development.
Unloading sacks of rice at Beira Port Run by Cornelder in Mozambique
Unloading sacks of rice at Beira Port Run by Cornelder in Mozambique

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Is global governance of finance fit for purpose?

Event - Public event - 1 April 2014 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

The launch of the Global Financial Governance and Impact Report, the first comprehensive independent report to hold world leaders to account, asking five years after world leaders committed themselves to reform global financial governance, has the goal of reformation been achieved?  

Beijing
Beijing

This is the Second Ring Road in Beijing. Confusingly, there is no First Ring Road. But there is a Third. And a Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth. The Seventh is under construction. They're thinking about an Eighth.
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Credit: Joe Dunckley Taken on August 13, 2010 Dongzhimen, Beijing, Beijing, CN
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A turn for the worst: how transport is causing a global health crisis

Event - Public event - 31 March 2014 13:00 - 15:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

​New research presents the global health loss from motorised road transport, revealing the extent of the impact which has so far not been adequately understood.

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