This event series will examine the challenges and compromises involved in humanitarian negotiations with state and non-state armed actors, how engagement affects access to populations, and what lessons can be learned.
Events: Event series
ODI regularly hosts events series, which take an in-depth look at key development and humanitarian issues.
An astonishing political transformation has taken place around the world over the past three decades. Today, a majority of countries are ‘electoral democracies’. Even the Middle East, a region that long seemed immune to democratisation, is in the midst of momentous change. In country after country, people have risked their lives to call for free elections, and elections have been held in all but 5 countries since 2000. Clearly, there is a lot more to democracy than elections — but elections are among its most visible elements, and they have become almost universal. This event series, which is part of a wider ODI initiative, in partnership with International IDEA and BBC Media Action, on “Why elections matter: Assessing the quality of governance in emerging democracies”, will pull together insights and lessons that have emerged about both the opportunities that elections offer and some of the challenges they raise.
This event series delivered by the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure (CAPE) explored pertinent issues in public finance in developing countries and fragile states. By convening a range of specialists – including researchers, policy-makers and practitioners – the series aimed to share evidence, ideas and innovations to spur improvements in practice and to drive forward the research agenda.
For more information about the series and to register interest in future seminars, please contact Rebecca Simson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This series comprises six discussions around the theme of ‘Demanding accountability from the bottom-up: examining what works, what does not work, and why'. The series reflects on the four years of implementing Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) programmes such as Mwananchi in various parts of the world.
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 partnering to offer a yearly ‘Advanced Course on Conflict, Crisis and Transitions’, a week-long programme targeting mid-career and senior professionals.
Aid effectiveness is again at the top of the development agenda. As the aid community prepares to meet at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in November 2011, this ODI event series examines some of the most pressing issues that need to be addressed by the policymaking community.
2011 is an important year for climate finance. With the 17th COP meeting of the UNFCCC planned for the end of the year in Durban, South Africa, strong progress on climate finance is necessary for the success of the international negotiations.
The purpose of this series of closed events is to allow prominent researchers and policy advisors more time to think through and discuss what are considered to be some of the key questions and themes surrounding budget support today.
Things are getting better. That’s the message from a number of recent studies, showing amazing progress on a range of issues, from income poverty, to health to education.