Refugees need to be given options to restart their lives; waiting in limbo and working irregularly compounds the problems facing refugees and the countries that host them.

ODI's Georgina Sturge writes for News Deeply about recent ODI research into Eritrean #refugees living in Ethiopia.

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Refugees need to be given options to restart their lives waiting in

Eritreans Find Refuge in Ethiopia But No Incentive to Remain

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'Unlike Syria, where news about the devastation and death makes it to the media very quickly, Yemenis suffer in silence.'

ODI expert Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy speaks to The Independent about #Aid4Yemen UN conference. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Unlike Syria where news about the devastation and death makes it to

The war the world forgot is tearing Yemen's social fabric apart

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'Necesitamos con urgencia un debate público informado sobre las implicaciones de esta deriva en la calidad y el futuro de la cooperación europea.'

ODI experto escribe para Elpais.es [ Ow.ly Link ]
Necesitamos con urgencia un debate público informado sobre las implicaciones de esta

La ayuda al desarrollo no frena las migraciones

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'I’ve observed a lot of UN negotiations and developing countries and richer countries see it as a real indicator of Britain’s place on the international stage.'

ODI expert Romilly Greenhill spoke to Guardian global development about Britain's 0.7% aid commitment.

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Ive observed a lot of UN negotiations and developing countries and richer

Cutting aid while leaving EU will make Britain more insular, May warned

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With the UK's aid commitment high on the agenda in the election campaign, we discuss the history of 0.7% and what to look out for in the party manifestos.

Romilly Greenhill, Senior Research Fellow at ODI joins Ishbel Matheson, ODI's Director of Public Affairs and Communications in conversation.
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Theresa May announced that Britain’s commitment to spend 0.7% of its gross national income on foreign aid “will remain.”

We'll analyse this pledge and its importance in British politics on Facebook Live. Join us on today at 10am (GMT +01).
Theresa May announced that Britains commitment to spend 07 of its gross
More than half the world's population live in cities. Without active involvement from cities, then, the SDGs won't be achieved.

ODI expert Paula Lucci explains how cities are doing - and what they could do to improve - on Citiscope

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More than half the worlds population live in cities Without active involvement

Are cities on track to achieve the SDGs by 2030? | Citiscope

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Theresa May announced that Britain’s commitment to spend 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) on foreign aid “will remain.”

We'll analyse this pledge and its importance in British politics on Facebook Live. Join us on Monday at 10am (GMT).
Theresa May announced that Britains commitment to spend 07 of its gross
UK general election: six global priorities for parties’ manifestos.

Our experts give their analysis of what the forthcoming party manifestos should contain if the UK is to maintain its global leadership. [ Odi.org Link ]
UK general election: six global priorities for parties’ manifestos
Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have been preparing to request a new round of capital contributions from shareholder countries. However, the arrival of the new US administration - with its scepticism about supporting international development - may pose a challenge to ensuring these contributions are made.

In a new paper, ODI expert Chris Humphrey sets out six options for MDBs. [ Ow.ly...
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Multilateral Development Banks MDBs have been preparing to request a new round
Read our latest #Resilience Scan: tracking all the writing and debates in the field of resilience during the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Read our latest Resilience Scan tracking all the writing and debates in

Resilience Scan: October-December 2016

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New briefing from ODI Senior Research Fellow Phyllis Papadavid on how #Ghana’s April 2017 $2.2 billion Eurobond issuance could be used to support diversification away from its resource dependence.

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New briefing from ODI Senior Research Fellow Phyllis Papadavid on how Ghanas

Ghana’s financial turnaround: how finance can catalyse economic...

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New vacancies | Jobs in Africa | 10 infographics on global labour | East...

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With UK #aid under scrutiny, new research evaluates the impact of a £17 million #DFID-funded project to improve legal services for Bangladeshi women.

New research assesses the funding of governance programmes [ Ow.ly Link ]
With UK aid under scrutiny new research evaluates the impact of a

£17 million UK aid spent on legal services for Bangladeshi women – did...

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'#Aid agencies and donors are missing out on meaningful opportunities to harness the efficiency and effectiveness of cash transfers.'

New ODI report quoted on Public Finance International [ Ow.ly Link ]
Aid agencies and donors are missing out on meaningful opportunities to harness

Aid agencies failing to take advantage of humanitarian cash transfers |...

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'Even steps that seem positive on the surface don’t always pan out. Does this make the work of NGOs irrelevant? No. The steps they are taking are small, but important, and do change people’s lives.'

Research Fellow Craig Valters writes on our blog about £17 million UK #aid spent on legal services for Bangladeshi women

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Even steps that seem positive on the surface dont always pan out

£17 million UK aid spent on legal services for Bangladeshi women – did it work?

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Emergency funding for East Africa deflects attention from the root causes of #famine. The aid system needs to prevent #humanitarian crises, rather than just respond to them.

New blog by Head of Programme Christina Bennett [ Ow.ly Link ]
Emergency funding for East Africa deflects attention from the root causes of

Crisis appeals cost us political action

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Cash transfers are increasingly provided in humanitarian responses as a substitute or complement to in-kind #aid. At the same time, mobile money – the use of a mobile phone to access financial services – is rapidly expanding globally.

So are electronic #humanitarian cash transfers the way forward? New report explores [ Ow.ly Link ]
Cash transfers are increasingly provided in humanitarian responses as a substitute or

Electronic transfers in humanitarian assistance and uptake of financial...

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Emergency funding for East Africa deflects attention from the root causes of #famine. The aid system needs to prevent #humanitarian crises, rather than just respond to them.

New on our blog from Head of Programme Christina Bennett
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Emergency funding for East Africa deflects attention from the root causes of

Crisis appeals cost us political action

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There is no consensus on what violent #extremism is and how best to prevent or counter it.

ODI experts Mareike Schomerus and Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy examine what's meant by 'violent extremism', and the prominent myths and contradictions.

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There is no consensus on what violent extremism is and how best to prevent or counter it

Countering violent extremism

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