After decades of playing at the margins, 2017 might just be the year that China makes its mark on the global humanitarian agenda.

New on ODI's blog: 3 places to look for humanitarian values in 2017

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Three unconventional places to look for humanitarian solutions in 2017

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Local efforts to build resilience to climate extremes can be just as - if not more - effective than top-level visions and targets.

ODI event featured on Thomson Reuters Foundation news.trust.org/item/20170119121715-halfw/

Watch the event in full here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

How to build resilience from the ground up

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The global jobs debate has a number of major gaps. This briefing focuses on two: gaps in global labour data and the possible jobs impact of automation.

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Towards a complete jobs picture: a new lens on labour data gaps and on...

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Developing countries need international support to revise national energy plans and enable them to plan for low-carbon systems.

New ODI report explores how countries are doing on their Paris Agreement climate commitments: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Aligning objectives: International climate commitments and national...

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A revolution is required in the way we think about international development if we are to meet the SDGs by 2030.

The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development plans to catalyse that revolution.

Join us for the world’s first ‘playable’ conference on the SDGs.

When: 1-3 March 2017
Where: Bonn, Germany
Register today:
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The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development

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How can ODI improve its communications?

We're conducting an assessment into what kind of impact we are achieving with our research, events and other outputs. Tell us what you think in this quick 3 minute survey: [ Ow.ly Link ]

ODI Communications Survey

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Brexit has far reaching ramifications for UK and EU global trade. This event explores the legal and economic implications of new trade agreements for developing economies.

Trade and developing economies: a post-Brexit blueprint

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Watch live now: How to build resilience from the ground up
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How to build resilience from the ground up

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The humanitarian community needs to innovate. How? Shift from in-kind donations to cash transfers, and deliver assistance digitally wherever possible.

ODI report on Devex [ Ow.ly Link ]

Read our report here: odi.org/publications/9876-cash-transfers-humanitarian-vouchers-aid-emergencies?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social%20media

When aid goes digital: 4 factors to bear in mind

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Join us on Monday 23rd for our event discussing what Brexit could mean for trade and developing economies.

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Trade and developing economies: a post-Brexit blueprint

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The UK Prime Minister has outlined the terms of the UK's Brexit plan. What does this mean for developing countries?

This collection of essays offers perspectives. [ Ow.ly Link ]

The impact of the UK's post-Brexit trade policy on development

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New ODI live events podcast out now - available on all major podcasting platforms including:
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ODI live events podcast

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Even CEO’s who may publicly doubt climate change can readily see what is happening to their bottom line as pressure mounts on our most precious resource – water.

Climate change is already impacting businesses in the US, says ODI's Peter Newborne on Thomson Reuters Foundation [ Ow.ly Link ]

Could Trump create water risks for businesses he wants to protect?

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What are the options for new UK and EU trade policies after Brexit?

Join us on 23 Jan (at our London HQ or online) as we bring together internationally-renowned economists and trade law experts to discuss. [ Ow.ly Link ]

ODI Event | Trade and developing economies: a post-Brexit blueprint

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You can now listen to ODI events via our brand new live events podcast series.

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Former Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson has today seen his confirmation hearing to be the next US Secretary of State clouded by fresh Trump-Russia controversy.

But the hearing is a chance to put forward a positive agenda, says ODI Executive Director Alex Thier. Here are some ideas for the new administration: [ Ow.ly Link ]

How Trump and Tillerson can surprise the world, save millions of lives,...

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Make a difference with your research in 2017: read our illustrated guide to using research to influence policy.

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10 things to know about how to influence policy with research

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Cash transfers can be 25-30% more efficient than food aid, especially in humanitarian situations.

ODI research into the effectiveness of direct aid on The Huffington Post via ActionAid [ Ow.ly Link ]

Read ODI's 'Doing cash differently' report here: odi.org/publications/9876-cash-transfers-humanitarian-vouchers-aid-emergencies

Direct Aid Helps The World's Poorest

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Cash increases corruption. Cash transfers make people lazy. People will spend it on cigarettes and alcohol. Heard any of these before?

ODI Senior Research Officer offers evidence to debunk 5 myths about cash transfers for IRIN [ Ow.ly Link ]

Five myths about cash transfers

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Sluggish trade, more anti-globalisation policies, and Trump will struggle to live up to his protectionist promises.

Our 3 global trade predictions for 2017 - new on our blog: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Global trade: three trends to watch in 2017

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