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The cost of processed foods like ice cream, hamburgers, chips and chocolate has fallen since 1990, while the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables has risen.

ODI research on NDTV [ Ow.ly Link ]

Nearly 800 Million People Go To Bed Hungry Each Night: UN Agency -...

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'Poverty was driving parents to find jobs for their children, even though they could see that it would jeopardise their long-term future.'

Author of new ODI report on child labour in Bangladesh quoted by Pakistan Times [ Ow.ly Link ]

Read the report here: odi.org/publications/10654-child-labour-and-education-survey-slum-settlements-dhaka

Bangladesh child labourers toil 64 hours a week: survey

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Thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital's slums are working illegally for an average of 64 hours a week.

ODI research on Daily Mail: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Read the report: odi.org/publications/10654-child-labour-and-education-survey-slum-settlements-dhaka

Study: Thousands of Bangladesh kids working 64 hours a week

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'Two-thirds of girls from slum areas who were working full-time were employed in Bangladesh’s $30bn (£24bn) clothes manufacturing industry.'

ODI report on Guardian global development [ Ow.ly Link ]

The report: odi.org/publications/10654-child-labour-and-education-survey-slum-settlements-dhaka

Child labour 'rampant' in Bangladesh factories, study reveals

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'Bangladeshi child labourers who live in slums work for an average of 64 hours a week, many of them in textile factories making clothes for top world brands.'

New ODI report covered by Dhaka Tribune [ Ow.ly Link ]

Read the report here: odi.org/publications/10654-child-labour-and-education-survey-slum-settlements-dhaka

Survey: Bangladesh child labourers toil 64 hours a week | Dhaka Tribune

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'Year after year, it just doesn’t get any better, and Syria – which has been going on now for six years and is an ever worsening crisis – is a big part of that.'

ODI's Barnaby Willitts-King speaks to Guardian global development about 'compassion fatigue'.

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UN makes biggest ever aid appeal amid fears of compassion fatigue

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Italy’s referendum was not an anti-EU vote. In fact, this was very much a domestic affair... The constitution is not only the building block of the republic, but also symbolises the end of fascism and all that it represents.

New on our blog: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Italy’s referendum: a predictable defeat, but not what you think

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'Trump’s election win has all but guaranteed an interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve later this month and opened the prospect of further rate increases in future. This would rob many sub-Saharan African nations in particular of their key financing strategy – issuing debt.'

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Trump election likely to hit Africa’s access to finance, says ODI |...

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ODI Fellowship Scheme now open for applications.

Our Scheme places young and highly motivated economists and statisticians in public sector posts in developing country governments on two-year contracts.

Apply by 15th Dec: [ Ow.ly Link ]

ODI Fellowship Scheme

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'Donors may have chosen to stay away because the central message of the GPEDC – that countries should lead their own development, with donors in a supporting role – is now at odds with their own political realities.'

Our round-up of this week’s Nairobi summit on development cooperation:
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Round-up of this week’s Nairobi summit on development cooperation

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Sustained interest rate rises could affect the cost of finance for sub-Saharan African economies already vulnerable as a result of depreciating currencies and slowing growth.

Read the latest bulletin in our Macroeconomic impact series: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Post-election rises in US interest rates: rate rises could hurt Africa's...

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'Trump, who has no foreign affairs or political experience, has advocated an "America First" position.'

Read Thomson Reuters Foundation coverage of yesterday's event on Trump and international affairs: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Find out more about the event here: odi.org/events/4438-what-trump-presidency-means-international-affairs

Battles to end poverty, inequality will falter in Trump era, experts...

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The World Humanitarian Summit 'generated a global discussion about critical issues that brought to the fore key players who were not in the discussion until now'.

ODI Managing Director Sara Pantuliano speaks to Guardian global development 6 months on: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Progress stalls on getting funds to local humanitarian groups

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This year's HPG Annual Lecture explores ways to strengthen the global response to refugees and vulnerable migrants.

The global response to refugees and vulnerable migrants

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Uganda is fighting corruption by publishing funds digitally and creating 'feedback loops'.

ODI researcher tells CIPFA conference: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Transparency and reporting key to good governance, CIPFA seminar told |...

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'A £10bn increase in exposure of development finance institutions in Africa would raise average incomes and labour productivity by a quarter of a per cent, which is actually slightly above the average impact of aid overall.'

ODI's Dirk Willem te Velde writes to the Financial Times: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Positive impact of development finance institution projects

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How is technology changing women's working lives?

Join us on 14 Dec to discuss: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Read this on our blog to find out more: odi.org/comment/10462-how-technology-can-help-or-hinder-women-entrepreneurs

How technology is changing women's working lives

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'Supporting women’s entrepreneurship is critical to achieving women’s economic empowerment. But too often this focuses on women in formal, growth-oriented enterprises, who are already relatively better off.'

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How technology can help – or hinder – women entrepreneurs

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Sanitation is critical for human health in densely populated areas, and yet is often absent from urban planning and investment, especially in developing countries.

New briefing on urban services and migration: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Sanitation under stress: how can urban services respond to acute migration?

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'The vast majority of women entrepreneurs are not found in formal businesses, but in informal, survival-oriented income generation activities. They have limited opportunities to increase profitability, and limited choice in the activities they carry out.'

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How technology can help – or hinder – women entrepreneurs

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