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.

Improvement works in Lima slum. Screengrab from film.

Video: the story of Lima's slums

Short film

We talk to slum dwellers in Lima in this 8 minute documentary, asking them about their experiences of living in the slum settlements surrounding Peru's capital city.

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