ODI is looking for an experienced Digital Manager to lead the organisation’s digital strategy, shape our digital content and systems, and embed digital best practices across the institute.

If that's you, apply here! [ Ow.ly Link ]

Job opportunity - Digital Manager (maternity cover)

Much of the discussion on economic transformation centres on transforming agriculture and moving into manufacturing, while services are an under explored.

This essay series takes a look. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Trade in services and economic transformation: a new development policy...

Ending subsidies to global fossil fuel production would be equivalent to eliminating all of the emissions from the global aviation sector.

Find out more in this new paper [ Ow.ly Link ]

Zombie energy: climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel...

The Sustainable Development Goals risk losing momentum in 2017. To stay on track, we need to focus on what works.

Read the final of a three-part blog series on the Development Progress project. [ Ow.ly Link ]

How to achieve the SDGs by 2030 – lessons from 50 case studies

Examining progress isn't just important for public perceptions of aid and development; a better understanding of what works is just as important for policymakers.

Read the first of a three-part blog series on the Development Progress project. [ Ow.ly Link ]

With aid under attack, we need stories of development progress more than...

Susan Nicolai has spent the last 5 years researching stories of positive change as part of ODI’s Development Progress project.

Here she explains the 5 biggest challenges of analysing progress, and what can be done about them.

[ Ow.ly Link ]

Five challenges of analysing progress – and how we got around them

'Surprisingly few in international development are studying progress rather than problems.'

ODI's Elizabeth Stuart on why - with aid under attack - we need more research on what works and why.

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With aid under attack, we need stories of development progress more than...

Social protection programmes are becoming popular tools to help people cope with climate-related shocks and stresses. Read our new briefing - which draws on evidence from Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia - on how social protection programmes can be better harnessed to build resilience.

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How does social protection build resilience?

The current edition of Development Policy Review - themed around women and development - is available to download for free for the next month.
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The digital gender divide
Attitudes and affirmative action in Nepal
Gender, entrepreneurship and development policies
Raising the socioeconomic status of women in India

...and more, here: [ Wiley.com Link ]
'As Ukrainians both bear the brunt of this rapidly deteriorating conflict and take it upon themselves to lead evacuation efforts, governments must do all they can to protect and support them. This cannot become another forgotten conflict.'

Veronique Barbelet on the Ukraine conflict: [ Odi.org Link ]
Pregnancy is the leading cause of death for teenage girls in the developing world. Trump's version of the global gag rule - which limits the work of organisations that provide access to or information about abortion - will only make this worse.

Read Lisa Denney's blog: [ Odi.org Link ]
The Ukraine is now on the brink of another humanitarian catastrophe. Three years since the start of the conflict, 1.7 million people have already been displaced internally and almost 10,000 are dead. Fewer humanitarian organisations are able to deliver aid to those who need it most.

ODI researcher Veronique Barbelet outlines why governments must press for humanitarian access: [ Odi.org Link ]
Trump's extension of a policy blocking funds to any aid organisation providing family planning advice will affect $10.3 billion of US aid. ODI researcher Lisa Denney explains why this will be disastrous for women and girls, and why the policy wrongly punishes girls for unplanned pregnancies: [ Odi.org Link ]

Trump’s global gag rule means more women and girls will die

On Friday, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily banning immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan. This came two days after signing an executive order for the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border. Read our experts' reactions to the US immigration crackdown: [ Odi.org Link ]

Trump’s immigration crackdown: the global impact

The Women’s March last Saturday was possibly the biggest demonstration in US history – 500,000 took to the streets in the capital alone. Momentum on women’s rights is gathering, as governments and feminist activists prepare to meet in New York for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) this March.

As policymakers prepare for this meeting, here are five things they need to know about...
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What should be the priorities for the new Secretary-General? What changes must he make within the UN system in order to achieve results – or is it broken beyond repair?

Join us on Thursday 2th February for our event exploring the issues that António Guterres is likely to champion.

Priorities for the new UN Secretary-General

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The relationship between conflict and disasters is complex but examples from Afghanistan, Uganda and Nepal demonstrate that mitigating the impact of climate change can reduce the risk of conflict.

ODI Research Associate Aditya Bahadur writes for Guardian global development [ Ow.ly Link ]

Adapting to climate change means adapting to Trump – here's how | Dr...

Join the The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development this March in Bonn, Germany, with interactive and immersive sessions that tackle the tough choices and trade-offs needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development