As part of ODI's Private Sector and Markets programme's low carbon competitivesness project, the Nepal workshop aims to validate the research findings and stimulate discussion on the implementation of a low carbon development pathway in a forum that invites multi-stakeholder views and critical comments to facilitate feasible, meaningful and practical outputs, which can effectively inform policy and decision makers and help identify and prioritise key policy issues and pragmatic policy actions for green growth. The workshop is held in collaboration with South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE).
A core challenge for the security and justice sectors in fragile and conflict-affected states is how to both enhance security and make political progress in contexts where the capability and legitimacy of the political authority is lacking and where the environment is characterised by turbulent politics, persistent political violence and weak organisational and institutional capacity. This seminar explored the UK Stabilisation Unit's Security Sector Stabillisation approach.
ODI is collaborating with Matt Andrews at the Harvard Kennedy School to host a series of events on 'doing development differently.' These aim to showcase practical experience on new strategies for designing, implementing and evaluating development programmes in more innovate ways. This event is the first in this series, and will be held in Harvard.
This session will discuss the struggle with the notion of ‘evidence’ in justice and security programming. Using the categories of proof, principle and plausibility, the session will reframe the question of ‘what works’ by broadening it to the question of ‘why something might plausibly work’ and why on some issues neither research nor practice seems to be able to learn.
The event explored innovative tools for learning from development efforts in complex situations, including Outcome Mapping and the RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach, and how they might be relevant to the World Bank.
The University of Ghana hosted a two workshop and debate for the ODI project, funded by DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme, on financial regulation in African low-income countries.