Development Progress

A four year research project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It aims to measure, understand and communicate where and how development progress has happened.


Mother and child in Lima, Peru © Jessica Rulo Bendezu / Desco / ODI / PhotoVoice

Slum improvements in Peru and Thailand

Research reports

New Development Progress research finds community-led improvements in the living conditions of slum dwellers in Peru and Thailand.

Bogota Mural - McKay Savage (Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr)

Women's empowerment in Colombia

Research report & infographic

Our latest case study looks at Colombia's progress in women's empowerment since 1990, despite adversity.

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