This video explores an ODI report which argues that in order to be prepared to deal effectively with disasters or crises, preparedness measures need to be put in place before a crisis occurs. This report recommends the establishment of a new global financing mechanism which can fund activities across the 'emergency preparedness continuum'.
Conducting surveys to find out people's perceptions of service delivery in conflict: You must be crazy!
'A lot of people said we were crazy and it was too risky to do a longitudinal panel survey looking at basic service delivery, livelihoods and perceptions of governance actors in conflict-affected situations. We will know whether it was successful or not when we go back in 2015, but interesting findings are already emerging.'
'Nepal's upcoming elections need to be conducted in a free and fair environment, and parties should shift their focus towards the tasks at hand, primarily finalising a new constitution. Only then can the future of Nepal be built on a foundation of stability.'
'Too often stories of failure hide the fact that, despite these challenges, we live in an age where more progress has been made than at any other time in human history...'
'Global collective action can not be delivered by one country acting alone, we need to work together.'
'With digital anyone can influence anywhere and the territories of influence have changed, with media, social media and the way we use publications all changing rapidly. How do you get your research into the hands of the people who need it?'
‘The technologies exist - what is needed is investment in those technologies and then investment in local capabilities to design and operate those technologies.'
Large hydro projects and sustainable development policy - are public and private sector interests compatible?
'The social and environmental aspects of hydropower projects need to be fully integrated as components of the main project, and part of a plan for local/regional development - not poorly funded ‘add-ons’.'